As autumn approaches so does Rosh Hashana, a two day holiday also known as the Jewish New Year.
The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruck and it is a millennia-old holiday celebrated with prayer, symbolic foods and the blowing of the traditional horn called a shofar which is blown in the morning of both days. Rosh Hashana is the start of the High Holy Days, also known as the Ten Days of Penitence. The ten days end on Yom Kippur which is considered the most sacred of Jewish religious holidays.
HERE IS SOMETHING SWEET TO ENJOY AS YOU CELEBRATE.
SOUR CREAM CAKE
4 EGGS – room temperature
1 ½ CUPS SUGAR
1 CUP SOUR CREAM – drained
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
1 ¾ CUPS SIFTED FLOUR
2 TBS POTATO STARCH
1 TSP BAKING POWDER
1 TSP BAKING SODA
½ CUP GROUND NUTS – almonds or walnuts
2 TSPS CINNAMON
NUTMEG – to your taste
PREHEAT OVEN TO 325º
BUTTER A 10-INCH LOAF PAN
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the sugar beating until thick and light in color. Add the sour cream and vanilla. Sift the flour, potato starch, baking powder and baking soda together and add. Beat until smooth.
Pour half of the batter into a 10-inch buttered loaf pan. Sprinkle the nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg over all and cover with the remaining batter.
Bake in preheated oven for app. 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
To all who are celebrating this holiday
May the sounding of the Shofar
Be the beginning of a Healthy, Happy and
Sweet new year filled with
an abundance of joy.