Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Day 9 - Honey Cake or Piernik
On the 9th day of December we made the cake of my childhood, piernik, or Polish honey cake. The family recipe is all about a teacup of this and a little of that, which seemed risky wihtout my mom around to taste and test. So I searched the web for some authentic recipes and settled on one that called for all honey, no sugar. Sabrina loves honey and was beyond excited to pour nearly two cups of golden oozing honey into the batter.
The cake was delicious, though a tad different from what i remembered. My grandma's recipe called for a little bit of cocoa, so maybe that's the difference? In any case, like all spice cakes and breads, this one got better and better each day. By day three there was just a sliver left and it was perfect with my morning coffee!