New year, New Shlicha - meet the new UJS Shlicha Linoy and her Grandma's Honey Cake Recipe
Shalom! My name is Linoy Barokas, and I'm the new Israeli Shlicha (Israeli emissary) to UJS.
I'm excited about the opportunity to work at UJS and learn more about Jewish students' experiences across the UK.
I was Born and raised in Tel Aviv, as part of a Turkish heritage family. My father immigrated to Israel from Istanbul, making my sister and I the first generation of my family to live in Israel. I completed my Bachelor's at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, double majoring in Education and Political Science with a minor in social-educational leadership.
This weekend we celebrate Rosh Hashanah. In the past I used to celebrate with my family in Israel, together with my grandparents at their home in Tel Aviv. Grandma Mary came from a small village called Van in eastern Turkey and immigrated to Israel in 1969. She immigrated to Israel together with her husband, my grandfather, and one eldest son, my uncle Rami. They arrived in Israel without knowing the Hebrew language and without relatives or acquaintances in Israel. Today, 54 years later, my grandparents still live in Israel, close to my family's home in Tel Aviv.
Every year my grandmother, whose name is Mary, makes us a wonderful honey cake for the holiday that you cannot find in any supermarket or a bakery. In the spirit of the Chag, I decided to share with you the recipe for grandma's honey cake.
I wish that your year will be as sweet as honey!
Grandma Mary's (Linoy's grandmother) honey cake recipe:
What will you need
· a cup of honey (cup=250g)
· Cup of oil
· A cup of white sugar
· A cup of black tea
· 4 eggs
· 2 cups of flour
· 1 bag of baking powder
· A pinch of baking soda
· A teaspoon of cinnamon
1. Separate the protein and yolk from the four eggs into different bowls.
2. Beat the egg whites (the white part of the egg) with a mixer and add the cup of sugar to them. Stop when a soft white foam is obtained.
3. Add the yellow egg yolks, a cup of oil to the white foam and mix.
4. Then add the cup of tea and the cup of honey, and mix a little more.
5. After that add 2 cups of flour, a bag of baking powder and some baking soda and mix.
5. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the resulting batter, mix and pour into a cake pan.
6. Place in the oven at 170 C for half an hour. You can check if the cake is ready when you insert a toothpick or fork into the middle of the cake during baking and see if the batter sticks to the toothpick. If it is stuck, the cake is not ready yet.