BRINGING IN A SWEET NEW YEAR
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Rosh Hashana: Recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

Hazelnut honey squares. Recipe

 (Los Angeles Times)

Fragrant chicken with figs. Recipe

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Apple strudel in the round -- it’s easier to make than it might look. Recipe

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Recipe: Carrot and pomegranate soup

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Apple spinach salad. Recipe

 (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Pears in pomegranate wine with honey and lemon thyme. Recipe

 (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Butternut squash with sweet spices. Recipe

 (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Stuffed sweet peppers with rice and currants. Recipe

 (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Apple and honey sorbet with pomegranate sauce. Recipe

 (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)


Chicken thighs with honey, olives and oregano. Recipe

 (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

A Rosh Hashana main dish could be chicken marinated with pomegranate molasses, honey and spices and stuffed with brown rice. Recipe

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Salmon and spinach with dill dressing. Recipe

 (Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times)

Quick coucous with a dried fruit and almond garnish. Recipe

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Honey challah, the traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. Recipe

 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Black-eyed peas with leeks and chard. Recipe

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Smoked fish salad with honey and dill. Recipe

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Apple date honey cake with sweet sesame sauce and sauteed apples. Recipe

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Tilapia with sweet peppers, saffron and garlic. Recipe

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Fruit carpaccio with honey, lime and ginger dressing. Recipe (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Beet-pomegranate salad. Recipe.

 (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Won’t this smell good while it’s baking in the oven? Recipe

 (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

This salad gets a touch of smokiness from paprika. Recipe

 (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

Cilantro tomato soup with Syrian meatballs. Recipe

 (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)

This magical honey cake is even richer if allowed to sit for a few days. You can make it up to a week ahead of time. Recipe

 (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)

This dish simmers for hours until it’s fork-tender. The hands-off cooking time makes it a nice dish to serve when company is coming. Recipe

 (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Two-toned honey chocolate marble cake. Recipe

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Rubuh’ (Roast veal stuffed with ground spiced beef and rice). Recipe

 (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
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