Sweeten Your High Holiday Celebrations with All-Natural Honey!
Nothing says L’shanah tovah umetukah quite like the sweet taste of all-natural honey. Why not make this Rosh Hashanah even more memorable by adding some to your High-Holiday recipes? All-natural honey has a rich tradition in customary Jewish dishes including kugel, challah, coffee cake and butternut squash soup.
Here’s a great Rosh Hashanah challah bread recipe courtesy of The National Honey Board, sure to usher in a sweet New Year!
4 cups unbleached flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) rapid-rising yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup all-natural honey
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
Glaze (see recipe below)
Sesame or poppy seeds
Combine flours in large bowl; remove 1 cup and set aside. Add yeast and salt to remaining flour in bowl. Combine water, honey and butter in medium bowl; stir until butter melts. Stir warm liquids into flour mixture; add in eggs. Knead dough on lightly floured board 7 to 10 minutes adding as much of the reserved flour as necessary to form a smooth, elastic dough. Cover dough; let rest 10 minutes. Halve dough and shape into balls. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size. Brush loaves with glaze (see recipe below); sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 55 minutes or until brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Glaze recipe: Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water.Email this post