The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, is a time to examine the previous year and hope for a happy and prosperous new one. Family and friends typically gather for meals on both nights and certain foods are traditionally associated with the holiday and symbolically eaten to ensure a sweet new year.
Here are some delicious recipe ideas for your sweet holiday gathering.
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Demerara Sugar Honey Challah
The favorite bread of any Jewish celebration is challah but this sweet honey version is especially perfect for Rosh Hashanah! Check out the recipe for this Demerara Sugar Honey Challah.
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Fig, Bourbon and Thyme Cocktail
Holiday wine is great with the meal but how about a unique, seasonal and appropriate cocktail when your guests arrive? Wow them with this recipe for a Fig, Bourbon and Thyme Cocktail.
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What would any Jewish holiday meal be without the classic brisket entree, slow cooked to tender perfection. Get the recipe for this classic Beef Brisket.
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Persian Jeweled Rice
There's nothing boring about this holiday side dish, perfumed with spice and Middle Eastern flavors. Check out the recipe for this Persian Jeweled Rice.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Spiced Honey Cake
Honey is the classic flavor of Rosh Hashanah since it's meant to symbolize a sweet new year. Check out this recipe for a Spiced Honey Cake.
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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
Symbolic new year apples get an extra dose of sweetness from caramel in this delicious twist on a Rosh Hashanah classic dessert. Check out the recipe for the Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake.
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Mini Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cakes
Pomegranates are a classic Rosh Hashanah treat and what better way to present them than combined with chocolate in these delightful little cakes? Get the recipe for these Mini Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cakes.
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Colloquially known as Jewish penicillin, chicken soup is said to be a mother's cure for whatever ails you. But true or not, it's a delicious common first course during holiday gatherings. Extra points for made from scratch with carrots and noodles. Get the recipe for this homemade chicken noodle soup.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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The word "gefilte" means stuffed in Yiddish and historically this fish would be seasoned, combined with other ingredients and stuffed back into its skin. Modern gefilte fish tends to be a sweet and salty fish cake and is commonly found on holiday tables. Get the recipe for this Classic Gefilte Fish.
Le' Shana Tova!
Whether you're enjoying the holiday with family or friends, the Jewish new year is a time of celebration and of looking forward to the new year. May it be a sweet and delicious one!