Rosh Hashanah

10 Beautiful Round Challahs You Need To Make For Rosh Hashanah

Kosher.com Staff September 11, 2023

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Back to school season doesn’t get us overly excited for fall, but Rosh Hashanah season sure does!

The first thing we usually focus on for Rosh Hashanah are freeze-ahead recipes and challah baking! Earlier this week we published a recipe roundup with over 65 freeze-ahead dishes. And today we’re getting to those beautiful round challahs!

There are so many different recipes out there, so we’ve narrowed it down to the recipes below. From sweet and classic flavors, to fancy and more simple shapes. We’ve got something for everyone!

For those of you who have questions or need tips about challah baking, see our interview with Naomi TGIS here or our entire step-by-step guide to making challah.

For more articles on Challah see here!

Happy baking!

  1. Rosh Hashanah Seder Challah by Challah Mummy
    A beautiful way to serve your challah and simanim on Rosh Hashanah.
  2. Family-Favorite Challah by Naomi Elberg
    We love this challah in my house. Adapted from Kim Kushner.
  3. Rimon (Pomegranate) Challah by Bat-El Gershowitz
    Making these elegant pomegranate challah rolls is something I look forward to all year long. On Rosh Hashanah, my kids and my guests always feel special having their own individual pomegranate challah on their plate; served with a stick of honey, it is just so so special. I truly hope you will make these for your loved ones too.
  4. Shabbos Challah by Efrat Libfroind
    If it’s a showstopper of a challah you seek, look no further. This challah is as delicious as it is impressive.
  5. Round Challah by Estee Kafra
    Estee Kafra’s delicious round challah – perfect for Rosh hashana. The most popular recipe from Kosher Scoop three years running!
  6. Wreath Challah with Rose, Pistachio and Cardamom by Rochie Pinson
  7. Challah Dip Rolls by Tamar Ansh
  8. Four MORE Impressive Round Challahs by Shortcuts by Family Table
    Rosh Hashanah is upon us again and we’re always looking for more round challah inspiration (especially after this Shortcuts of amazing round challah ideas)—Braid, shape or snip— your round challahs will be the envy of everyone at the table.
  9. Perfect Whole-Wheat Challah by Chumi BorensteinThis is the perfect whole-wheat challah recipe that’s not too healthy, neither heavy nor grainy, and most importantly – FREEZABLE, duh! (I adapted my regular amazing challah recipe to create this perfect one!) If you have any questions about the recipe, please comment! My kids loved it, which is a score in my books because it’s brown. I really hope you enjoy it too.Watch Chumi and Naomi make this delicious challah here!
  10. 4 Ways to Impress With Your Round Challah Skills by Shortcuts by Family Table
    Whether you do it to symbolize eternal life or because it’s extra beautiful and delicious, it’s Round Challah Season! Try your hand at these awesome braids to make your Rosh Hashanah table showstopping! Wow friends and family with a three strand, six strand, or even 8 strand, and of course the constant favorite- the pull apart!