Have you seen more gorgeous challahs? The egg breads are round, because that's tradition on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which we begin celebrating tonight. The shape signifies the circle of life. The bottom one has raisins, which is the custom. Raisins are sweet and so serving them indicates that you're wishing guests a sweet new year. Apples with honey are eaten for the same reason.
The other challah has no raisins. That's because my kid has decided he dislikes the dried fruit. Fried squid, smoked salmon, coffee yogurt--no problem. Raisins--problem.
These challahs are made by Ooga Ooga Cake Designs. The company is best known for creative custom confections, regular and kosher. Owner Yael Miller added these to menu. I can't wait to start slicing.