My family is big on cooking for Jewish holidays, especially Rosh Hashana. There are several recipes we make sure to include in our menu every year. I’ll share a few with you now. Let’s make a ritual food, a side dish, and a dessert. Keep in mind while you peruse these recipes that most of my family doesn’t eat meat, so they are vegetarian. These recipes are also all pareve, meaning they can be eaten wtih dairy or meat meals.
7 cups all purpose flour
3.5 tbsp yeast
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1.5 cups water
3 tbsp oil
1 egg beaten for brushing
1. Mix all ingredients
2. Knead for 10 min
3. Rise for 20 min, knead, divide in 4, rise another 20 min
5. Rise 30 min
6. Brush with egg
7. Bake in 375 degree oven for 25-30 min
3 large sweet potatoes
5 large carrots
1/4 cup honey
~1 cup water, more as needed
10 prunes, may substitute raisins
1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch chunks
2. Put into large microwave safe glass bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover with waxed
paper (or glass plate) and microwave for 12 minutes or until slightly soft
3. Pour sweet potatoes with remaining liquid into 2 1/2 quart saucepan, add 1/2 cup
water, and turn the heat on low, stir frequently
4. Peel carrots, and chop
5. Put carrots into microwave safe glass bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover with
waxed paper (or glass plate) and microwave for 4 minutes or until slightly soft
6. Add to saucepan with sweet potatoes and continue stirring frequently
7. Add honey and prunes to mixture in saucepan and continue stirring
8. Cook for about 20 minutes or until tsimmes ingredients and very soft and have
Leslie Rubin’s Apple Cake (Bundt)
4-6 sliced apples
2 cups sugar plus 5 Tbs for apples
5 tsps cinnamon
3 cups flour
4 eggs slightly beaten
3 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 cup oil
¼ cup orange or lemon juice
Slice and peel apples (1.5 inch slices or chunks), and mix with 5 TBS sugar and
5 tsp cinnamon, set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add oil, juice, eggs, and
Beat until well mixed.
Drain apple mixture in a colander.
Grease a bundt pan. Layer batter and apples, beginning and ending with batter,
(three layers batter and two of apples) Try to keep apples from touching edge
Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour. Check with toothpick, may need 10 minutes more.
If very brown but not done, cover with foil for last 10 minutes.
Let cool 10-15 minutes, turn out of pan and cool completely.
Enjoy! Shana Tova U’Metuka!