Jelly Filled Doughnuts, called sufganiyot in Hebrew, are a classic Hanukkah treat. (There is a custom to eat fried foods on Chanukah to remind us of the miracle that occurred with the vile of oil that lasted for eight days instead of one.) And yes, you're right, fried foods are quite unhealthy, but if you're going to eat them at all, so at least do it on Chanukah! I personally have never made doughnuts, so I had to call in an expert to help me out on this one, and who could be better than Tamar Ansh, an accomplished cook and writer!
You'll find the complete recipe for Sufganiyot/Jelly Filled Doughnuts right here.
For this year's Chanukah season, Tamar's new website has a great EIGHT DAY giveaway! See aTasteofChallah.com for more details.
Tamar Ansh is an author and food columnist. Her articles have appeared in Jewish publications worldwide. Her bestselling books include A Taste of Challah, a photographic guide to baking and shaping beautiful challahs; Let's Say Amen!, an illustrated children's book about the holiness of Amen, Splitting the Sea, inspirational stories on finding one’s soul-mate; and Pesach – Anything's Possible! which offers over 350 luscious, Gluten free no-fail recipes designed for Pesach and all year 'round. She also speaks and gives demonstrations. Learn more about these books on Tamar's website,
A Note From Creative Jewish Mom: I've been baking challah with Tamar's recipe from A Taste of Challah for almost three years now to rave reviews. Everyone in my family gets very upset at the notion of buying challah from the bakery! Thanks Tamar! Plus, A Taste of Challah has many wonderful recipes and would be a great gift. And no, I"m not making a comission on the sales of the book, just hoping you'll enjoy baking challah as much as we do!