Zingerman's Honey Cake
The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, is often celebrated with the sweetness of honey, a symbol of the joy of life and optimism for what’s to come. Zingerman’s Bakehouse, a beloved institution in Ann Arbor, Michigan, contributes to this food tradition with their deeply flavorful buckwheat honey and rye cake.
The bakers at Zingerman’s chose the particular ingredients on this list – rye flour, buckwheat honey, and black tea – because they represent the Eastern European roots of many Ashkenazi Jewish foods. All three of these ingredients, plus spices and citrus, add unique flavor and wholesomeness to this distinguished dessert.
While the cake is delicious served plain, slightly warmed slices topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream will guarantee you an extra-special new year celebration.