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Mini Sufganiyot for Hannukah?

You can totlly make them ahead, just don't roll them in sugar straight away and leave them to cool on paper towels. I would suggest trying some of them with dulche de leche filling (ribat chalav in Hebrew) instead of the jelly, it's really good! Hope you have a great 1st chanuka!

Dec 06, 2011
jtownfoodie in Home Cooking

Hanukkah Treats!

Hi Cindy, Chanuka is totally a religious holiday, in which we celebrate two miracles: The Jewish victory over the Hellenists who tried to force assimilation and basically stop the Jews from being Jews; and after that, when they were able to re-open the Temple, after it was ransacked, and could only find enough oil to light the Menora for one day, it burned for 8 days. To commemorate these miracles, we light an 8-branched candelabra called a chanukia, say prayers of thanksgiving and eat fried food. The fact that secular Jews also celebrate doesn't make it a secular holiday, Enjoy your latkes.

Dec 06, 2011
jtownfoodie in Home Cooking

Latkes + Hanukkah + Christmas

When you make the latkes, keep a few to eat then and there, they are soooo much better fresh from the pan! If you have to re-freeze them, defrosted, then put into a hot oven has always worked for me. Don't fry them super dark though, 'cos they'll darken in the oven.

Dec 06, 2011
jtownfoodie in Home Cooking

Apple Cider Sufganiyot (Hanukkah Donuts) with Salted Caramel

Looks amazing! This would definitely be kosher if made using kosher ingredients and utensils. For more info on what is kosher, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashrut.

Dec 06, 2011
jtownfoodie in Recipes