Shana Tova!

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Rosh Hashanah is here, and for those of you who also celebrate the Jewish New Year, I thought I’d share a few recipes I’ve been eyeing to mark the occasion. There’s only so many I’ll have time for this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try them! And even if you aren’t Jewish, if you’re a fan of apple, honey – or (even better) apple and honey together – this post is for you.

Here are a few sweet ways to get your year off to a good start:

  • Apple Challah – once again this year I’m making a challah for each night, and I made this same recipe for Apple Challah again this year. Luckily it turned out much prettier than last year, though admittedly it rose more out than up, so it’s a wee bit flat. I’m excited to dig in at dinner tonight regardless! And don’t forget to use leftover apple challah for french toast the next morning! Mmmmm…
  • Raisin Challah – Basically the same recipe as above, but with golden raisins in place of apple. Much easier to work with as the raisins aren’t moist like apples. Highly recommended!
  • Maya’s Cinnamon Raisin Challah – Yes, another challah recipe. I’m actually going to give this one a shot for tomorrow’s meal. I’m also going to try her method of braiding – basically a normal six-strand braid but rolled up into a crown, held together with toothpicks if needed. I can do that! (Right?!)
  • Apple Cake – From fellow blogger Words to Eat By, who describes this as the best apple cake ever. When someone describes something simple but reproduced many, many times as the best ever… well, let’s just say I usually trust them!
  • Honey Cake – Deb over at SmittenKitchen posts the best baked goods ever, and this one she called “majestic and moist”… and it’s honey cake. You can’t really go wrong, can you?
  • Apple Slab – Or, deconstructed apple pie… coated in sweet, gooey cider glaze.

What are your favourite Rosh Hashanah recipes?

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One Response to “Shana Tova!”

  1. Cucee Sprouts Says:

    Shana Tova to you! Great post ā€“ thank you. I am making Vareniki for Rosh Hashana this year ā€“ a festive addition to the holiday meal! http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/09/vareniki/

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