C Care sweetens the New Year for vulnerable members of our community
Over the Jewish High Holidays, there are many traditions regarding specific foods and their symbolism. Some of these foods include; apple and honey for a sweet New Year, round Challah for the cycle of life, fish head for the head of the year, and pomegranates to symbolise the Mitzvot (merits) in the coming year.
One of my favourite things about working for C Care is the love and respect that is reflected at every touchpoint with our recipients. C Care always strives to provide recipients with culturally appropriate, healthy and delicious meal offerings, customised to their tastes and needs, ensuring that services are provided with dignity, care and thoughtfulness.
In order for our recipients to enjoy the traditions of the holiday period, C Care has partnered with Ehud Malka from The Left Handed Chef to create an extra special Rosh Hashanah meal, highlighting some of the symbolic foods for the holidays. This meal will include; spiced stuffed zucchini with pomegranate molasses, served with a warm roast veggie and quinoa salad, and apple and carrot tzimes.
On top of our meal offering, we are also providing Rosh Hashanah bags to help our recipients celebrate the High Holidays. This bag will include many goodies such as apples with honey, grape juice, chocolates and honey cake! Long time volunteer, Leah Silver, has kindly shared her special honey cake recipe that C Care will use to bake delicious cakes for the holidays.
I hope that you might make and enjoy the following recipes that C Care will create for our recipients, bringing together our community through food, friendship and tradition.
Leah’s Honey Cake Ingredients
- – 2 eggs
- – 3⁄4 cup of honey
- – 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- – 1⁄2 tsp bicarb of soda
- – 1⁄2 tsp ground cloves
- – 11⁄2 tsp cinnamon
- – 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- – 1 cup SR flour
- – 1 cup plain flour
- – 1 cup boiling water
- – 1 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Pour all of the wet ingredients (EXCEPT the boiling water) into a stand mixer, andmix on medium speed for approximately two minutes, or until all of the ingredientsare well incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl, and mix on low speed for one minute.After one minute, add the boiling water and increase the mixer to medium speedand mix for an additional 3 minutes.
- Pour batter evenly into 2 greased and lined cake tins (approx 20cm rounds) andbake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.