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L’Shana Tova!

by Karen on September 20, 2009

This weekend was Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish new year. Tony and I aren’t Jewish, but we love to learn about and appreciate the spirituality of other cultures (especially when there’s delicious food involved), so we decided to make a traditional Jewish new year dish in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

One of the foods traditionally served on Rosh Hashanah is challah, a round sweet bread, to symbolize the cycle of the year. Apples and honey are often served to symbolize a “sweet” new year. In honor of both of these traditions, we baked apple-honey challah, and oh my goodness, it was more like a cake than a loaf of bread.

honey apple challah

We drizzled it with honey and served it for dessert last night and breakfast this morning. It’s a lot like a coffee cake: sweet, but not overwhelmingly rich. And the recipe is so simple.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and to all of my Jewish readers, L’Shana Tova a day late!

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