Rosh Hashanah Roundup 2011

Rosh Hashanah Roundup 2011

This is just not possible. Seriously, Rosh Hashanah starts on Wednesday night? How did we get so far into the year? I dealt with the fact that Harry started kindergarten. He’s in big-kid school, eating in the big-kid cafeteria (last year they ate in their Pre-K classroom). He’s learning to read. He’s learning Spanish. I’m dealing with this. Really, I am. But the fact that the Jewish holidays are upon us has thrown me for a loop. This morning I spent a good 45 minutes Googling for inspiration, looking for an apple- and honey-based recipe that went beyond the ordinary. I think I found it. “Honeyed Gingerbread with a 20-Hour Apple Terrine” just sounds too intriguing not to try, don’t you think?

That photo above is of my apple terrine, just born. Beneath those layers of apple rings is a simple caramel. It’ll mature over the next day, the apples softening and sinking into the sugary syrup below, and eventually the whole thing will be married to a honeyed gingerbread I’ll bake on Tuesday.

What are you planning to make this year?

Since I won’t know if this recipe works in time to help you with your own holiday baking, here are some of the other intriguing treats I found:

And here are a handful of Rosh-appropriate recipes from Words to Eat By’s archives:

L’shanah tovah, all!