L'Shana Tova! (That's Hebrew for "Happy New Year!") Tuesday is the Jewish New Year, one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. You can read a little bit about what Rosh Hashanah is here. But you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the sweet treats the new year brings. Gentile or Jew, these autumnal foods are guaranteed to make your tummy rumble.
In the Jewish tradition, we eat sweet food and fruits (specifically apples and honey) to represent the sweetness of the new year...so I've picked some of the most amazing treats from around the web that I've either tried or would love to whip up in my own kitchen. Enjoy, and happy 5776 (the year it is in the Jewish Calendar).
Why have I chosen 18 recipes? Read about significance of the number 18 in Judaism here.
1. Apples, Honey and Goat Cheese Crustini from What Jew Wanna Eat
2. Sephardic Jeweled Rosh Hashanah Rice from May I Have That Recipe
3. Apple Cider Cups by Gimme Some Oven
4. Pomegranate Salmon Recipe by Taste Book
5. Caramel Apple Cookies by Cooking Classy
6. Apple Butter Challah by Tsiporah Blog
7. Pomegranate Cole Slaw by Busy in Brooklyn
8. Duchesse Sweet Potato Apples by Busy in Brooklyn
9. Apple and Olive Oil Cake by Epicurious
10. Honey Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Overtime Cook
11. Apple and Honey Bread Pudding by the Joy of Kosher
12. Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies by Play Eat Grow
13. Jewish Apple Cake by Real Life Dinner
14. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Apples and Honey by The Food Network
15. Apple and Brie Stuffed French Toast by BS' in the Kitchen
16. Pearled Barley Salad with Apples, Pomegranates and Pine Nuts by Food and Wine
17. Honey Glazed Carrots by Martha Stewart
18. The Perfect Honey Cake by My Bissim