3 sweet recipes to bake for Rosh Hashanah

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3 sweet recipes to bake for Rosh Hashanah

Guarantee the sweetest new year possible this Rosh Hashanah with these three classic baking recipes.

Rosh Hashanah, otherwise known as Jewish New Year, is the time to pause, reflect and set good intentions for the coming year. When it comes to the menu, there are some traditional foods that help garner good fortunes. Most commonly known is apples served with honey, as well as round challah. The shape of the bread is different to that of the rest of the year because it symbolises infinite blessings. If you’re looking for sweet recipes for Rosh Hashanah, we can guarantee these sweet ones will bring you all the good luck you could ever need.

Honey lekach

As this cake improves as it sits, you can make it a day or two before you serve it, meaning it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.
honey lekachGet the recipe for honey lekach here.

Round Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Let’s be honest, we’ll take any kind of challah but there’s something particularly special about this rounded one for Rosh Hashanah. Leave out the raisins if you’re not a fan. (And if the braiding sounds intimidating, check out our guide to braiding round challah.)

round challah for rosh hashanahGet the recipe for round challah for Rosh Hashanah here.

Apple-and-honey cake

Name a more on-brand cake for Rosh Hashanah, we’ll wait. Yes, this truly is the ultimate way to bring in a sweet new year.
apple honey cakeGet the recipe for apple-and-honey cake here.

Jess Spiro Article by: Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.

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