By: Hannah Mink
With Rosh Hashanah just a few weeks away, it’s time to start planning what to prepare for your meal! While everyone prepares their Rosh Hashanah meal differently, there are some staples to the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal: Brisket, apples and honey, and pomegranates. There is another iconic part of the Rosh Hashanah meal: Round Challah! So, if you’re up for the challenge, we’re making round Challah this week!
Round Challah signifies the cyclical nature of the year and is eaten during the High Holidays to highlight this significance. Round Challah can also be made to be savory like traditional Challah, but it can also be made to be sweet! The sweetness represents our hopes for a sweet new year (just like apples and honey). This recipe includes an optional cinnamon-raisin filling that you can mix into your dough if you choose to make a sweetened Challah. There are also detailed instructions on how to braid your dough so you can achieve the perfect round shape. Good luck making your Challah and enjoy!