Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and first of the High Holidays, begins at sundown. Among the traditional celebratory foods is round challah bread, which represents the cyclical year. From a classic braided loaf to a lemony soufflé, here are seven fantastic challah recipes.

September 13, 2015

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and first of the High Holidays, begins at sundown. Among the traditional celebratory foods is round challah bread, which represents the cyclical year. From a classic braided loaf to a lemony soufflé, here are seven fantastic challah recipes.

1. Braided Challah
Upgrade the classic bread with a generous sprinkling of seeds such as poppy or sesame.

2. Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Caviar and Toasted Challah
This delicious brunch dish features creamy scrambled eggs topped with briny paddlefish caviar.

3. Jessamyn's Sephardic Challah
Caraway and anise flavor this round, turban-shaped version.

4. Lemon Challah Soufflé
This terrific dessert combines challah bread cubes and lemony custard.

5. Cornish Hens with Challah Stuffing
Each person can have his or her own little bird, filled with fluffy challah.

6. Challah French Toast
Put leftover challah to good use with this wonderful breakfast recipe.

7. Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce 
Bourbon-spiked caramel sauce tops this incredible challah-based dessert.

Related: How to Make Challah Bread
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