|Beautiful spiral Apple-Honey Challah - like a sticky bun and a challah had a baby.|
I followed this Martha Stewart recipe: Apple-Honey Challah and it really wasn't too bad (the dough has to rise 3 times, which is very time consuming but it's passive time, you punch the dough for 5 minutes then let it sit for an hour). Also, next time I would leave out the apples - they made the dough somewhat difficult to work with and didn't add much flavor.
|Apple-Honey Challah: perfectly flakey inside!|
Rosh Hashanah fun fact: Did you know that challah is traditionally braided in 3, 4 or 6-strands but for Rosh Hashanah the challah is done in a spiral (also called 'Turban Challah') to symbolize the end of one year and the beginning of the next? If you're on the edge of your seat and want to learn even more about challah bread and the different shapes it comes in, check out this very informative page.
|Apple-Honey Challah: great for Rosh Hashanah|
So, if you have a leisurely Sunday and are feeling adventurous, I highly suggest giving this recipe a go! Your nose, mouth and stomach will thank you. Happy Rosh Hashanah to those who celebrate.