Rosh Hashanah spiced apple challah shaped 3 ways (vegan)

Rosh Hashanah challah

Tasty vegan challah dough is wrapped around delicious spiced apple filling to create sensational Rosh Hashanah challah! Plus 3 beautiful ways to shape it. Rosh Hashanah challah differs from standard challah mostly by its shape. During the rest of the year, challah tends to be either a plait (braid) or …

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Rosh Hashanah apple & honey cake pops – no baking required!

Apple & Honey cake pops for Rosh Hashanah

First, let me show you how cute these easy-to-make little apple and honey cake pops really are. Adorable!  These were super easy to make, and are really a variation on my cheat’s truffle cake pops, which I made for Pesach a couple of years ago. For Rosh Hashanah, I used a …

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Vegan apple & pomegranate jelly

Vegan apple & pomegranate jelly

We have vegan friends joining us for dinner on Rosh Hashanah, so I was trying to come up with something vaguely interesting for dessert instead of the inevitable fruit salad and “sorry this has got eggs/cream in it.”  I was musing on the possibilities afforded by pomegranates and apples, both …

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Baked sweet potato with spiced butter

These are so easy to make I almost feel ashamed at calling this a ‘recipe’. But they are SO delicious! It’s astonishing what you can do with just three simple ingredients. These sweet potatoes are also a perfect, virtually-no-effort Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year) side dish, which is why I’m telling …

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Beetroot salad with pomegranate

beetroot salad with orange, red onion & pomegranate seeds

The pomegranate is a highly symbolic and significant fruit in Jewish tradition. Legend has it that every pomegranate contains exactly 613 seeds – the same as the number of mitzvot (commandments) in the Torah. The calyx at the end of a pomegranate resembles a 6-pointed star of David. The robe of …

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Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

Golden, soft-chewy & studded with apple pieces, these gorgeous apple & honey cookies are richly flavoured and indulgent. A wonderful Rosh Hashana treat! As much as I enjoy honey cake, I do find that Rosh Hashanah baking can get a bit, well, samey. I know it’s traditional and all that, but …

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Crunchy autumn slaw with ginger-honey-yogurt dressing – Rosh Hashanah salad

Autumn vegetable slaw

There are many symbolic foods which are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. The most well known are apples and honey, which are consumed for a ‘sweet new year’. Another commonly eaten food is carrots, which are often made into tsimmes – a sweet, slow-cooked carrot …

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