rosh hashana

Apple and Honey Cheesecake

by Shoshana on August 16, 2015 · 10 comments

With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner (yes, it is already Elul) it means that apple and honey season is upon us again. While honey cake can be utterly delicious (if you don’t believe me try this one) I like to do something a bit more interesting with my holiday desserts. It has become my […]



Good Omen Cake

by Shoshana on September 21, 2014 · 7 comments

Rosh Hashana is fast approaching and I have a few more holiday desserts I want to share. On Rosh Hashanah it is traditional to eat foods symbolic of our hopes for a good and prosperous new year. The most recognizable of these symbols is the apple dipped in honey, but there are many more symbolic […]



Pomegranate Tarts

by Shoshana on September 15, 2014 · 7 comments

After apples and honey, pomegranates are  one of the most ubiquitous foods on the Rosh Hashana table.  Because the pomegranate has so many seeds it is a symbol of plenty. On Rosh Hashana we state the hope “that our merits increase like (the seeds of) a pomegranate” in the coming year. I always try to incorporate […]



Apple and Honey Trifle

by Shoshana on August 23, 2013 · 17 comments

I know it’s still August, but with Rosh Hashana so early this year it is time to start talking about honey cake. I often feel that in many ways honey cake (lekach) is kind of like the Jewish equivalent of fruitcake. It is the baked good that everyone has to have on the table and […]



Gluten-free Honey Cake

by Shoshana on July 22, 2013 · 18 comments

As some of my regular readers may have noticed over the past year I have been participating in the Kosher Connection Link-ups, posting a recipe each month in keeping an assigned theme. As a dessert blogger it is a been a wonderful challenge and I look forward to each month’s linkup. For the one year […]



Apple and Honey Marshmallows 2.0

by Shoshana on September 19, 2011 · 7 comments

These marshmallows are a new and improved version of the Apple and Honey Marshmallows I made two years ago for Rosh Hashanah. Since I was still relatively new to making marshmallows, and wanted to use recipes I knew would work, I made those by layering Eileen Talanian’s apple marshmallows on top of her honey marshmallows. […]



Apples and Honey Tart

by Shoshana on September 1, 2010 · 5 comments

Now that it is September I guess I can no longer pretend that Rosh Hashana isn’t right around the corner. But it is fast approaching. When the wonderful people at Kosher Eye asked me to give them a dessert recipe worthy of ending a Rosh Hashana meal I knew that it had to be something […]