The Holidays Are Coming!!



This time of year every magazine is filled with recipes for Christmas cookies and other treats.

I’m going to write about a treat you see more often in Israel than here: sufganiyot–delicious fried donuts that are traditionally eaten on Hanukkah.

Here’s a super-easy version:

1 can biscuit dough (like Pillsbury)

Whatever jam or jelly you like–grape is good!



Powdered sugar

Take dough out of xan can and roll it with a floured rolling pin until it is about 1/4 -inch thick.

Using a small glass, cut the dough into circles.

Drop about a teaspoon of jam onto one circle. Put another circle on top and pinch the edges together so they stick.

Heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet  and gently place the jelly-filled circles into the oil. Fry until golden, about 3-5 minutes, turning as needed.

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or clean brown bags.  Let cool a bit and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Of course, everyone loves latkes (potato pancakes) on Hanukkah too! Don’t worry! Soon I’m going to tell you the secret to making the most delicious and EASIEST latkes you’ll ever have!



3 thoughts on “The Holidays Are Coming!!

  1. Liz (Isaac's mom)

    Thanks, Evie! I’ve never attempted these before, but you’ve given me a recipe that i think I can manage, so I’ll give it a whirl this year. Wish me luck!

  2. Liz (Isaac's mom)

    To follow up, we made these three times over the holidays and each time they were superb. We used the “tip” of just peeling apart the biscuit dough instead of rolling out, and while it made the thickness somewhat uneven, it did save all the mess of rolling out, flouring, etc. Also, we found that black raspberry jam, evidently a classic for jelly doughnuts, was superb and to everyone’s liking. Until next year!

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