Hungarian chocolate walnut torte recipe for Passover
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Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—may not be the biggest celebration on the calendar, but a festive meal is still in order. This easy Rosh Hashanah menu manages to fit the bill without being a huge production.

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Even if you are still at home all day every day, the last thing you probably want is to get stuck in the stress of an all-day cooking marathon, so we’ve kept things simple, with an easy make-ahead menu to give your friends and family a sweet taste of the bright new year to come. Shanah Tovah everyone!

Knaidlach (Matzoh Balls)

Knaidlach (Matzoh Balls) recipe


A little club soda (allegedly) helps make these matzoh balls lighter, but you can also use chicken broth. Get our Matzoh Ball recipe.

Spice and Herb Oven-Braised Brisket

Easy Brisket recipe


Bubbe’s brisket has nothing on this (not that you would ever dare say such a thing). The paprika rub combines with tomatoes, onions, rosemary, brown sugar, and vinegar for a complex and delicious sauce that almost upstages the super tender meat itself. Get our Spice and Herb Oven-Braised Brisket recipe.

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Bubbe’s Luchen Kugel

Jewish noodle kugel


This creamy casserole is secretly low-fat, but you won’t know it when you taste it. Get Bubbe’s Luchen Kugel recipe.


charoset recipe


This Ashkenazic charoset is made from apples, walnuts, sweet wine, and cinnamon. It pairs perfectly with a simple roasted chicken too. Get our Charoset recipe.

Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte

Hungarian chocolate walnut torte recipe for Passover


This dense (in the best way) chocolate cake is flourless and fudgy under its thin semisweet chocolate glaze. You’ll need a springform pan to bake it. Get our Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte recipe.

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