The Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, here’s recipe to enjoy

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MILWAUKEE -- The Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown tonight. Fagie Rapoport, co-director of the Peltz Center for Jewish Life, joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about the holiday and share a delicious recipe.

Cinnamon Raisin Round Challah Recipe


• 1 ⅓ cups warm water
• 2 tsps. yeast
• 3 1/2 tsps. sugar
• 4 cups bread flour
• 1 tsp. heaping kosher salt
• 7 tbsp. sugar
• 3 tbsp. oil
• 1/2 cups raisins Egg Wash
• 1 egg, beaten

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping
• 1½ cups sugar
• ¼ cup cinnamon


1. In a bowl mix 2 tsps. yeast, 3 ½ tsps. sugar, and 1 ⅓ cups warm water. Let sit until it begins foaming.
2. Add 7 tbsp. heaping kosher salt, 3tbsp. Oil, 4 cups of flour and mix.
3. Add 1/2 cups raisins
4. Cover dough with damp cloth & let rise in a warm place for one hour.
5. Place dough on a floured surface.
6. Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Each part will become one challah. Separate the dough into 6 strands (or the number of your preference) and roll them out into a snake-like shape.
7. Dip the strands into the cinnamon sugar mixture and shape the challahs into a round Rosh Hashanah challah. Place them into a greased 9 inch round pan.
8. Let the round challahs rise for 1 hour and then brush with egg wash.
9. Sprinkle more cinnamon-sugar topping
10. Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes or until golden brown (time varies based on size)

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