The festival of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, is celebrated over two days with a focus on rituals and services partaken both in the synagogue and at home. In Britain this festival normally falls in early autumn and marks the start of a ten-day period known as the 'Days of Awe', initiated by the ritual of blowing a symbolic trumpet known as the Shofar (traditionally made of a ram's horn).
Many symbolic foods play a key part in these celebrations, most notably, apples and honey which represent the wish for a sweet New Year. Our recipe collection has plenty of delicious apple and honey recipes, perfect for making the most of seasonal apples at this time of year.
Anna Hansen's apple torte recipe would make a delicious dessert, and could be served with a drizzle of honey before serving, if liked. Pascal Aussignac's honey macaroons are dainty and delicate, but perfect for sharing as part of a celebratory feast. When cooking any recipes for this festival, it is worth checking that ingredients, such as gelatine, are suitable for kosher cooking.