Time is ticking. Fortunately, there are things that stop it for at least a moment. Family dinner at a shared table set in a tablecloth. Nostalgic childhood tastes that awaken memories. Such is honey cake. One that you may not bake “from the eye”, but you can bake it from the heart.
I found the perfect honey cake recipe a few years ago in old mom’s notebook; the sides of its checkered pages are yellowed, some of them with traces of jam, chocolate or butter that keeps some old stories. But the recipes in it are only those that smell of carefree childhood and sweet family celebrations. I adjusted this one, something added from myself, but still – it’s classic. Honey cake. Many thin sheets of gingerbread topped with sour cream and a drop of lemon juice.
You don’t need many products here, and the same ones are quite simple. But here too, you should remind yourself of the eternal truth: less is more. Lots of nostalgic moments in each piece. A lot of memories. Lots of small and simple family stories – once upon a time and created only today. Many flavors – once written in old notebooks, today traveling from generation to generation.
I am not adding a photo as it’s waiting for decoration in my fridge. The decoration is the work of my daughter as no one in my family can do it better than she does.
© Fortune, 2019
Do you have any dishes that are passed from generation to generation?