Honey Spice Cake – Lekach

With less than a month of winter left, I found myself back at the honey jar.  I just can’t get enough of this delightful product of nature!  This time around, I wanted to try out a honey spice cake instead of just a plain old honey cake. I searched cookbooks and the internet, and came […]

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Honey Almond Cake

I have been itching to bake another honey cake before the winter is over.  I associate wintertime baked goods with honey and spice, so regardless of whether that makes any sense or not, I thought of another baking mission for myself.  My mission this time was to find a gluten-free honey cake to take to […]

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Not for the Faint Hearted: Old Polish Spiced Honey Rye Cookies (Razowe Pierniczki Staropolskie)

These cookies beautifully exemplify the rugged roots of Polish culture from centuries ago–or at least my exotic view of it.  They are crunchy, gritty, and sharp-tasting.  They are not very sweet, although a lot of honey goes into them.  I can imagine munching on them after a long, exhausting trek through snowy, mountainous terrain.  No […]

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Old-Style Polish Gingerbread Cookies (“Pierniczki Staropolskie”)

Honey-based gingerbread cookies are a Polish specialty.  The city of Toruń is particularly known for their gingerbread cookies.  The cookies date back to the Medieval times–I love them just for the reason!  While Christmas-themed gingerbread cookies are made in our home during the holiday season, these cookies can be enjoyed anytime of year.  Wedel is one brand that we […]

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German Honey Spice Cookies

Honey-based spice cookies dominate the German Christmas cookie landscape.  The most notable are Pfeffernüsse and Lebkuchen cookies.  Around this time of year, Trader Joe’s carry Lebkuchen cookies made in Nürnberg, Germany.  They are so, so delicious!!  They are chewy, spicy, and contain candied citrus peel and nuts.  No, this post isn’t about Lebkuchen or Pfeffernüsse cookies, […]

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