Sweet Noshings & Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake Recipe
Tex-Mex Chocolate Rugelach

Sweet Noshings & Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake Recipe

“I think I was born to be a Texan. I love big hair, country music, and cowboys (and their boots).”

This is how Amy Kritzer, blogger at What Jew Wanna Eat, introduces her recipe for Tex-Mex Chocolate Rugelach, one of my favorites in her bold new cookbook, Sweet Noshings; New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts.

It sets the tone perfectly for the kind of approachable creations you’ll find in this LOL funny, very clever, drool-worthy cookbook filled with modern twists on everyone’s favorite classic Jewish sweets.

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Amy is the only writer (and friend) who would wear a gold sparkle tank tucked into a hot pink pleated mini while whipping up Brown Butter Charoset and Salted Manischewitz Caramel.

Yes, there is a Passover section and yes, it is just as imaginative and funny as the rest of her recipes.

She credits and often references her Bubbe Eleanor (maybe the most well known grandma in America today) as her inspiration and one woman cheering squad.

Her writing is both candid and tender, tongue-in-cheek and hip. Her style is unabashedly kitschy but her recipes are dead on accurate and well tested.

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Mixed into the selection of over 30 recipes are treats like Black and Pink cakey cookies and birthday party worthy Snickerdoodle Bagels aka Unicorn Bagels.

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If haven’t tried your hand at babka making yet, now is the time. Amy’s recipe for Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Babka was well worth waiting for.

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Lucky for us, Amy has recipes for Shabbat and holidays, too. Her Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake may be the recipe that converts me into a honey cake lover this Rosh HaShanah.

Find the recipe below.

Watch for our cookbook give-away later this week. Enter to win and be sure to buy a few copies to give as gifts to anyone who loves dessert and has a sense of humor.

Sweet Noshings is as delightful as a huge dose of sunshine peaking through a double rainbow. And you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy these recipes.

All photos courtesy of Amy Kritzer, Sweet Noshings; New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts

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Photo: Amy Krtizer, Sweet Noshings


    • I’m so excited about Sweet Noshings, Amy! Now I just have to decide between baking this Drunken Honey-Pomegranate Cake or your Apple Chai Cake with Maple Cream Cheese (tofutti?) Drizzle!!!

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