Braiding seems to be a big theme this year . . .
The first time that I saw this braiding technique was in Tamar Ansh’s book A Taste of Challah (a challah recipe from that book and photos of the braiding technique are here on the OU website). Take a look at Tamar’s website for more information.
Last year, Tamar showed another round braiding technique in the Jewish Press, which I tried with great success.
Here is an interesting round braid technique made by linking together challah loops.
Why round challah?
If you are interested in other traditional Rosh Hashana shapes, like a bird, ladder, fish, or hamsa, take a look here.