Date, walnut, silan and sesame challah is one way to go. (Shulie Madnick/

The Jewish New Year 5778 begins Wednesday at sundown. Even if you’re not observing, it’s a good reason to bake a round loaf of challah. (Because really, who — barring dietary restrictions, of course — doesn’t like challah and its promise of the best French toast from leftovers?)

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(Shulie Madnick/

If you’d rather see all your options, here they are:

Fig, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Spelt Challah, pictured above. The spelt flour adds a bit of earthiness.

High Holiday Challah. This bread freezes especially well.

Date, Walnut, Silan and Sesame Challah. A combination of plump Medjool dates, date molasses and walnuts makes a filling that is rich and surprisingly not too sweet.

Pain Petri (Anise-Flavored Challah With Sesame Seeds). This can be made, start to finish, in about one hour. Shape it round for the holidays.

Quince Honey Challah Knots. Individual rolls make a cute alternative to a large loaf.

Marzipan Almond Challah Crown. The filling keeps the bread’s interior especially moist without compromising its light and airy texture.

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The no-hassle, just-right meal for a midweek Jewish New Year celebration (or any busy family)

How to make your challah lovelier and sweeter for the Jewish New Year

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