Jewish Apple Honey Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur day of Atonement are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion. now celebrated for over 6,000 years
Jewish Greeting s for the holiday and their meanings l’shanah tovah, which translates “to a good year,” and originates from the full greeting, l’shanah tovah tikateiv v’tichateimu, which translates from the Hebrew to “may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.
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 Jewish Apple Honey Challah


  • 1 1/3 cup warm waterApple-Honey-Challah-624x468
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs divided in 2 separate bowls
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 c apple chopped
  • 5 cup bread flour
  • 3 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1..Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tbsp of sugar and let it sit until it foams
2.In a large bowl combine flour, salt and chopped apples
3.In another bowl combine oil, dissolved yeast and water, honey and 1 beaten egg
4.Pour wet ingredients over the flour and knead to create a smooth and soft dough about 10 minutes
5. Place dough in a slightly greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about an hour or until triple in size
6.“Punch” dough and divide it in half
7.. Make 6 dough balls from each half and arrange them in a disposable 8 inch round aluminum pan (place 5 on the edges and 1 in the center)
8. Pre-heat oven at 350F
9. Using a pastry brush, gently “paint” the Challah with the remaining beaten egg
10. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over Challah
11. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let sit for about 30 minutes
12. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown (a tooth pick inserted should come out)
If you are using a bread machine: (from May I Have That Recipe)

1. Combine water, oil, honey, 1 beaten egg, apples and salt (in that order) in the bread machine
2. Add flour, make a well in the middle and add the yeast and sprinkle some more flour on top
3. Set the machine to dough setting and turn it on
4. Once the dough has approximately tripled in size, divide it in half

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