For those here who celebrate the holiday "Happy New Year" for those who don't try my Honey Cake recipe if you are so inclined. For the cake 4 cups walnut halves(pick out 24 of the best looking walnut halves and set them aside) 1 cup sugar 1 cup unsalted butter 2 cups water 1 cup light honey (I prefer orange blossom honey) 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon .5 tsp kosher salt 2.5 cup all purpose flour ( I prefer Swan's Down brand) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda For the syrup 1 cup honey grated zest of two lemons (1 tbl) juice of two lemons(.5 cuo) Equipment 9X13 cake pan Food processor Preheat the oven to 350 Butter the pan Place walnuts in the food processor with sugar and pulse 25 times for about a second until it is a coarse meal. (be careful not to over process) In a large pan combine the butter, water, cinnamon, and salt and the ground walnut sugar mixture over medium heat stir until the mixture bubbles at a low boil Remove from heat Stir in the flour, baking powder and baking soda until blended. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Arrange the set aside walnut halves in even rows across the top and push them slightly into the batter. Bake in a preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the top is is golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack until lukewarm. Meanwhile prepare the syrup in a sauce pan combine honey with a half cup of water on med/high heat add the lemon zest and bring to a boil stir until the mixture becomes syrupy (about 7 minutes) Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. While the cake is warm spoon the syrup over the top and let it sink in before adding the next spoon full. The cake should sit for four hours to let the syrup absorb into the cake (for best results let it rest over night) Serve the cake in squares with the walnut row in the center of each piece. There are usually no left overs at my house, but it keeps if wrapped air tight for up to a week. Enjoy!