Tu Bishvat celebrates symbolic fruits and nuts

Israeli Date Cake

In a large mixing bowl, pour:

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup sugar

2 T butter

Slightly beat 2 eggs, and add to other ingredients.

Mix together in another bowl:

3 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup carob powder or cocoa (optional)

Add to wet ingredients.

Add:

2 tsp. vanilla

dash cinnamon

Bake in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan at 350 degrees for about one hour. Do not overcook.

Allow to cool before serving. To make a snowflake decoration on the cake, place a large paper doily over the cake. Dust with powdered sugar, then very carefully remove doily.

“The Mishegas of Motherhood” is the creation of Ellie S. Grossman, a St. Louis freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom who never stays home. Her stories are inspired by the real life of her family, including her two children, toy poodle named Luci, and her husband, but not necessarily in that order. Feel free to send any comments, prayers or recipes to her new email: [email protected]

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