Apple Honey Challah

It’s that time of year again! Rosh Hashanah is next Monday so I thought it timely to repost the recipe for my lovely round Apple Honey Challah. Six Braid Challah recipe coming next week! L’Shana Tovah!


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Happy 5775!  Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is next week! What is Rosh Hashanah?  Rosh Hashanah, literally“Head of the Year“, is observed on the first day of the Jewish year which is based on the Hebrew Calendar rather than the Gregorian or Western Calendar (which is the calendar we use every day). Unlike the Western New Year which is a big celebration, Rosh Hashanah is more a time for reflection and introspection, forgiveness and hope.   As is true with all Jewish holidays, there is a great emphasis on food.

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During Rosh Hashanah, a round challah is usually served, symbolizing the circle of life and the cyclical nature of the year – the completion of the old year and the beginning of the new year. Apples dipped in honey are also traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashana, symbolizing wishes for a sweet new year. First you dip the challah in the honey and then the apple.  It’s a delicious little slice of…

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