Rosh Hashana 5771

September 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

We had a delicous Rosh Hashana dinner. I took the pictures in a rush before it was time to light candles and eat; they’re not the best quality. We ate:

apples with honey

A round braided challah

a spiral challah with honey glaze

dinosaur egg pluots, peaches, pears, and dates

pearl couscous with roasted vegetables and chickpeas...bad picture

roasted eggplant with basil oil, capers, and mozzarella

honey cake

Here's the table. We also had pomegranates and grape juice.

Everything was vegan except for the mozzarella on the eggplant (but I had some without) and the ubiquitous honey for the sake of tradition.

Zach made the spiral challah. Just make one long rope with tapered ends, and twist into a tight spiral. The round challah is really easy too. Make four ropes into a tic toe shape, with each rope under one and over one. Then pull all over the under pieces over the parallel over pieces, and keep doing it. Once you see it, it’s really simple.

Rachel made the eggplant, so I don’t have the recipe. I’ll have to ask her for it.

I boiled the couscous in water and vegetable boullion, then added the cooked chickpeas, dried apricot, and a ton of roasted vegetables: onion, green pepper, leeks, celery, carrots, tomato, and mushrooms. Then I seasoned it with olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, parsley, cilantro, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and cumin.

I based the honey cake off of this recipe. But I substituted banana and apple sauce for the egg, orange juice for the liquor, and added allspice and nutmeg. I ran out of vegetable oil, so I used mostly olive oil. It was really good.

Shana tova umetuka!

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