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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Chanukkah Walnut Cake with Honey Syrup

Nut and honey cakes abound at holiday time, and this comforting family recipe is always looked forward to year after year.

3 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups finely chopped toasted walnuts
1 cup minced dates
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water, divided
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heavily grease a 9 inch cake pan. Sift the flour, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the walnuts and dates. Make a well, and pour the oil and 1 cup water into it. Gently knead the dough for about a minute, or until well combined. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan and bake for one hour. Cool the cake in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack. In a small saucepan, bring the 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add the honey and lemon juice and return to a boil. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes. Place the cake on a serving dish. Liberally poke the cake with a toothpick or fork. Pour the syrup over the cake and let sit for at least an hour before serving. Place cake on a serving plate. Poke holes in the cake with a toothpick. Pour the syrup over the cake and allow to sit 1 hour before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 70 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

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