In honor of Rosh Hashanah today, we are bringing back our Challah Loaf recipe from 2015, with a twist-or lack thereof.
Although braided challah bread is the most traditional, round challah loafs have become synonymous with Roash Hashanah.
While your bubbies or your rabbis may not have an answer why, we've come up with an idea or two of our own.
The braided challah is a symbol of unity, bringing together strands of dough to form a perfect whole, but the high holidays are a time of individuality and personal introspection.
In the same way that we kneed the dough, forming one long rope, which is wound round and round, we are encouraged to work through our short comings and accomplishments alike of the past year and enter the new as a well-worked whole.