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Balsamic Apple Date Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Yield:
2 medium loaves


I love a good challah challenge and always welcome an excuse to create new flavors for friends and family to try. I tend to favor savory combinations such as rosemary and garlic, za’atar and “everything bagel” challah flavors, although I also make salty chocolate and cinnamon raisin versions on occasion.

For Rosh Hashanah this year I wanted to branch out and try something completely new and perfect for the holiday.

A few months ago I was chatting with my husband’s best friend’s mother, whom we lovingly call “Mama Morley.” She was explaining a technique she uses for round challah that I had not tried before – stuffing the challah dough and rolling it like a cinnamon bun. Brilliant!

This conversation stuck in my head, and so as I was mulling over potential recipes for the New Year I realized I should try this technique and stuff it with something uniquely delicious for Rosh Hashanah.

And thus my Balsamic Apple Date Challah was born. The dough itself is sweet, laced with cinnamon, vanilla and just a touch of nutmeg. And when you break into the round loaf, it is like biting into a challah cinnamon bun.

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I sprinkled the top of the challah with thick sea salt, cinnamon and sanding sugar. But you can leave the salt off if you would rather go all-sweet. Either way, your guests will barely be able to control themselves around this challah. My daughter kept trying to sneak her own bites, as you can see below from her chubby little hands which somehow made it into the photos.

Wishing everyone a sweet, happy, healthy and DELICIOUS New Year.

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Balsamic Apple Date Stuffed Challah

Posted on August 23, 2013

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Brisket Contest Winner!

Yield:
12-16 servings



After reviewing dozens of brisket recipes, I still can’t believe how many variations of the same dish will grace Jewish families’ dinner tables on Sunday night to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

It was really hard to choose, but we are excited to share with you Maureen Sharon’s  Brisket with Tsimmis recipe. Maureen shared that it is her family’ absolute favorite, and perhaps it will become your family’s new favorite too!

We hope you enjoy this special family recipe and enjoy whatever meals you share with loved ones next week. Happy cooking – Happy New Year!

Maureen Sharon's Brisket with Tsimmis

Posted on September 13, 2012

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menus!

Doesn’t it seem like you were just planning your Labor Day grilling menu, and now here we are planning for the High Holidays!? If you’re finding yourself scrambling to put together your meals, or maybe you just want some new recipes ideas, we’ve made the planning for this year easy with two different mix-and-match Rosh Hashanah dinner menus.

Happy cooking and l’shanah tovah!

MENU 1 – TRADITION!

Gefilte Fish

Chicken Soup

Tzimmes

Yerushalmi Noodle Kugel

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Brisket

Apple Cake with Honey

Applesauce Souffle Bread Pudding

 

MENU 2 – JEWISH WITH A TWIST

Apples and Calvados Chopped Liver

Roasted Beet and Leek Risotto

Green Beans with Honey Tahini Glaze

Sweet Potato Kugel

Pomegranate Brisket

Amy’s “Bissel” Apple Cake

Posted on September 12, 2012

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Roasted Beet and Leek Risotto

Yield:
4 servings



beet risotto

Roasted Beet and Leek Risotto

Posted on September 11, 2012

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Apple Sauce Soufflé Bread Pudding

Yield:
8 servings



Olga Massov is The Sassy Radish, a food writer and a home cook. Her first cookbook, The Kimchi Cookbook, will be published November 27, 2012 and is available for pre-order. She is at work on her second cookbook, which will be out in 2013.

Applesauce Soufflé Bread Pudding

Posted on September 11, 2012

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Amy’s “Bissel” Apple Cake

Cook:
60-80 minutes

Yield:
1 9" cake



This cake falls into the “bissel” category for a few reasons: first, it is one of those recipes that is more about look and feel than it is about exactness; and secondly, expanding on the first point, it’s also one of those recipes that allows for a lot of tweaking– a pinch of that, a variation of that, a bissel of orange this time, let’s say– and it always just works.

It also keeps nicely, is a perfectly hospitable option for gluten-free guests (see the flour options part), and it doesn’t take a ton of effort to make it look “wow.”

Let’s do this:

In addition to the ingredients below, you’re also going to need 3-4 Granny Smith apples.

I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Granny Smiths are so tart! I like such-and-such.” Yes. I know. but, for baking, Granny Smiths are sturdy so they don’t turn to a lump of mush and they sweeten up as you cook ‘em.

Amy's "Bissel" Apple cake

Posted on September 11, 2012

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