Pesach Sponge Cake (big cake)

Google tells me that pesach is another word for Passover. The sponge cake is tagged as “big cake” which I assume means it serves a lot. Pesach Sponge Cake (Big cake) Beat 7 yolks & 2 whole eggs – 10 minutes Add 1 3/4 c sugar Juice-rind-1 lemon Beat 10 minutes, use 2x large eggs … Continue reading

Passover Prune Compote Cake

Prunes really have a bad reputation, but the really are a nice fruit in the plum family. They just happen to be associated with…regularity. They are a blue-black in color, and most people find them dried or stewed. You used to be able to find them fresh, although I think the demand has dropped off … Continue reading

Festive Oat Fruitcake

Ok, last one, I promise! I couldn’t pass up this fruitcake recipe that calls for oatmeal. All the variations on fruitcake may be why they have such a bad reputation now – seems like everyone was trying to differentiate themselves with a new twist on fruitcake. I have only really had the type my great-grandmother … Continue reading

Small Fruitcakes

This recipe calls for Angelica, an ingredient I had never heard of before this. So what is Angelica? As it turns out, it’s somewhat like celery. Sounds weird, right?! I read it described as a combination of flavors from celery, anise and juniper. Apparently, this is much more well known in Europe as that’s where … Continue reading

Stained Glass Window Fruit Cake

There are so very many recipes for fruitcake, I can’t get them all posted before Christmas! But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy it through the year. In some areas, fruitcake and puddings are enjoyed between Christmas and Easter, and the traditional wedding cake in England was fruitcake, no matter the time of … Continue reading