Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebration. The foods we share at the holiday table represent the hope for a sweet New Year.
The food we serve is steeped in symbolic tradition. Over the years the Canteen has offered gluten-free baking recipes for Jewish holidays. Our baking book Nosh on This contains several traditional Jewish holiday baking recipes, all gluten-free and many more dairy-free. We thought this round-up of Rosh Hashanah Canteen recipes might be helpful. L’Shana Tova.
This Challah recipe is quick and easy and will surprise everyone at the table when you tell them it is gluten-free. No one will regret dipping this bread into honey and it might even become a favorite for Shabbat dinner, too.
A Figgy Tart filled with baked fresh figs plus a honey pomegranate sauce is a pretty fancy dessert but it isn’t difficult to prepare. If everyone at the table is a fan of figs, this is a pretty fine dessert.
The easiest recipe ever is the Honey Orange Fig Cake. Sometimes simple is the most elegant. Fresh figs are just the thing that makes this cake special.
Our first Honey Cake recipe was a big hit and still remains so. We’ve made many more since, but this remains the one that people search for the most.
These Shortbread Figgy Pecan Honey Squares are gooey and delicious and not all that traditional which makes them a nice alternative for anyone wanting a dessert that is slightly different.
Apple Upside Down Cake makes an appearance in both the blog and Nosh on This. It’s all dairy-free and gooey with caramelized apples that make the cake really special. The cake uses a box mix to make life easier.
Apple Honey Crostata is one of the easiest, but dressiest desserts to prepare and uses every traditional ingredient for the Jewish New Year.
Pecan Honey Cake is all grain-free which would be a great choice if your family is eating paleo or just avoiding grain. This cake is probably one of our favorites and the blanched almond flour helps give the cake extra flavor.
Honey Apple Frangelico Tart is ridiculously good, especially when served just slightly warm drizzled with warm honey. Want to make something very different but also traditional? Tarts are not hard to prepare and offer a way to use some interesting pairings like Frangelico with apples.
Got overnight company for the holiday? These Honey Cake Muffins are a nice way to celebrate the New Year with family and friends while drinking the morning coffee.
Honey Buttercream Pumpkin Cupcakes are just the thing. These would make a fantastic gift to bring to your favorite host or hostess.
Nosh on This. You can’t go wrong having the book on your shelf when the mood strikes for traditional and nuevo-ish traditional (like black and white cookies). As a book for yourself or a gift for your favorite gluten-free baker, it features recipes, photos, and a bit of gluten-free baking advice. If you enjoy the blog, you’ll enjoy the book.