Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, begins in one week, which still leaves you plenty of time to prepare your menu with a little help from Babble!
The holiday extends for 10 days, the High Holy Days, and that’s 10 days of celebrating rich traditions and feasting with family and friends. The focus is on the new year and the hope for a sweet year to come, so what better way to ring it in than with sweet dishes?
It ends with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement and fasting, so make sure to take advantage of all these wonderful dishes while you can. Plus many of these recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, which is sure to make your festivities even more special.
1. Honey Cake
Honey is a traditional ingredient for Rosh Hashanah recipes as it symbolizes the hope of a sweet life in the new year. This recipe is so delicious that you’ll want to make it all year long, even if you’re not Jewish! (via Smitten Kitchen)
2. Root Beer Brisket Braised in a Slow Cooker
The is a super easy and juicy recipe for what often times can be a dried-out, tough piece of meat. By using the slow cooker, all of the juices are kept inside. Plus, adding the can of root beer, sugar, and tomatoes gives the dish an extra burst of flavor. (via Babble)
This treat is like biscotti, only with a special traditional twist that contains no butter so it can be served on the Sabbath and for Jewish holidays. Here is a grandmother’s recipe that is sure to please. (via Babble)
These super fun and festive cookies have all kinds of sweetness from the mixture of chocolate chips, nuts, sugar, and apricot jam. (via Babble)
5. Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
Feel free to skip the parsnips for these carrot tzimmes that are sweetened for the new year, and cut into coin shapes to symbolize prosperity. (via Cooking with my Kid)
6. Sweet Noodle Kugel
This is another sweet, traditional dish to ensure a good life in the coming year. We especially like that this dish gets its rich flavor from healthy sweet potatoes. (via Aggie’s Kitchen)
7. Pumpkin Challah
Make sure to braid this into a round challah to signify the cycle of the new year. This recipe is extra sweet and delicious with a blend of pumpkin and maple syrup flavors! (via Babble)
8. Curried Sweet Potato Latkes
If you want to mix up the traditional potato latke, this is the recipe to do it. Sweet potatoes pair deliciously with brisket, and with the addition of curry, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. (via Babble)
Mmmm, jelly-filled donuts. This traditional dish, usually served during Hanukkah, can make for an extra sweet treat to ring in the new year. (via Babble)