I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with the incredible Rachel Simons of Seed + Mill to create the most delectable Rosh Hashana dessert! In a twist on tradition, we put our heads together and combined my date and walnut cake with Rachel’s tahini cream cheese frosting….adding a special and unusual ingredient—mastic!
The juxtaposition of the sweet dates with the tartness of the cream cheese and Seed+Mill tahini is spectacular. Including the piney scented mastic elevates this cake to another dimension. It’s just WOW! The creative energy we bounced off of one another helped me find new ways to use tahini in my Sephardic cooking and baking which I urge you to explore as you prepare for Rosh Hashana.
Wishing you all a sweet new year with exciting new beginnings.
And here's the recipe: