“A common greeting on Rosh Hashanah is shana tovah u’metukah, Hebrew for ‘a good and sweet new year.’ Many traditional Rosh Hashanah foods – apples and honey, raisin challah, honey cake and pomegranate — are eaten, in part, for this reason.”
Here is a wonderful Holiday Apple Cake recipe to feast upon this New Year.
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. cloves, 1/8 tsp. ginger, pinch of salt, 2 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced.
Butter and flour a Bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar, then slowly add oil while constantly whisking. Stir in vanilla.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and salt. Stir in egg mixture, then fold in apples.
Pour batter in Bundt pan and bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for a few minutes, then flip over onto a plate. When cool, dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!