Every Rosh Hashanah I try a different honey cake recipe hoping
that this one will not be dry. Although I'm not Jewish (is my
second name Kelly a giveaway there?), my husband is, so we get to
celebrate (and cook for) double the amount of festivals every year.
Finally yesterday, after 17 years of experiments, I found a moist
honey cake, a recipe by Helen Nash. It must be the cup of strong tea
that makes the difference. I'm not pessimistic by nature, but after
17 tries I was being realistic so I did a back-up dessert of Honey-nut
Brownies from Dorie Greenspan's Baking:
From My Home to Yours. These were good though not fantastic -
not enough chocolate according to my 14-year old daughter.
While on the subject of Dorie Greenspan and Baking: From My Home
to Yours, (my most favorite baking book) I came across a fun blog,
Tuesdays with Dorie. Around 275
bakers, all with foodblogs, cook the same recipe from Baking every
week and post it on their blogs on Tuesday. Great way to get expert
bakers' impressions of a recipe and see all their different photos
of their own interpretations.