Honey Cake

Taplis Namtskhvari

Preparation info
  • Serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

  • About

In a holdover from pagan times, as late as the last century rural Georgians believed illness to be a sign that the gods had taken up residence in a mortal. The best way to cure the invalid was to appease the gods with food. Superstitious families strewed the sick person’s room with fragrant petals and set a table with all sorts of appealing confections, hoping thereby to satiate the gods and send them packing. Favored delicacies included sweets made with honey, such as this honey cake. Slig