The theme of Rosh Hashana cooking is Sweetness – like sweet noodle kugel with fruit cocktail and raisins, sweet tsimmes with prunes and butternut squash along with the sweet potatoes, and of course the sweetest honey cake. How about some unexpected dips for the sweet round challah?
Here’s a recipe with a surprisingly sweet twist substituting honey instead of the usual garlic!
½ cup sesame paste (techina)
½ cup water & blend till smooth and creamy adding more techina to thicken or water to thin the mixture
Add the juice of one lemon
1 Tablespoon honey
A pinch of salt
A pinch of ground cumin
You can spread some SWEET TECHINA or get really adventurous and go south of the border for some...
Mash 2 ripe avocados add a pinch of salt, the juice of one lemon and of course Honey to taste!
A bride and groom dip in honey instead of salt for their entire first year of marriage!
We start dipping our sweet challah with raisins into honey on the first night of Rosh Hashana, and continue through Simchat Torah, each time symbolically wishing each other and all of Israel a very Sweet New Year filled with love and gratitude.