It’s hard to believe that this entire party was conceptualized and came to this point in such a short time! About a week and a half ago, on Twitter, my friend Jessie (who happens to be one of my food photography heroes!) and I were talking about the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and how we should do something fun to celebrate the occasion on our blogs. I don’t think at that point that we imagined that it would be this big or popular, but here’s the scoop:
What: A Rosh Hashanah Blog Party
When: Right now!
Where: here, and a whole bunch of awesome blogs. Scroll down past the recipe for the list!
What else: Lots! Firstly, the event is hosted by myself and Jessie and sponsored by Kitchen Aid. We hope to have more Holiday Blog Parties in the future, so if you’re a Jewish blogger and interested in joining, email email@example.com. (You don’t have to be a food blogger to join, just willing to post a holiday themed recipe!)
If you want to learn more about Rosh Hashanah, click here to read about it on Aish.
Now, about the recipe that is special enough for a party like this… Well, for starters, my father tasted it and proclaimed that it’s the best dessert I ever made. Now, that would be an impressive statement at any time, but considering how many desserts I make, that’s extra impressive.
Wanna know what I didn’t tell him? That this was one of the easiest desserts I ever made. I had originally planned to make this just for Rosh Hashanah (after my initial test batch recently.) Then my family fought over the last crumb, and I knew this would be more than a once a year treat.
Mini Apples and Honey Tarts:
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
3 Tablespoons honey
10 large puff pastry squares
2-3 apples, peeled and sliced very thin
optional raw or demerara sugar, for topping
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
In a small pot, melt together the butter or margarine and honey. Set aside to cool slightly.
Brush a puff pastry square with the honey mixture, then top with thin slices of apple. Fold over the corners to form a square over the apples. Brush the entire top with more of the honey mixture. If desired, top it with sugar. Repeat with remaining squares.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Wait! There’s more! Here’s a list of Jewish bloggers celebrating with Rosh Hashanah themed recipes. You do not want to miss these. I am drooling just reading the list. Click on the links below to see the recipes, and tell them Miriam sent you! (Also, remember that you can enter to win the cookbook once per blog, so click on over to the following for more chances at winning!)
Challah and Bread: