Latkes, Applesauce and Jelly Doughnuts…

Hanukkah begins tomorrow night. Who wouldn’t love a celebration that lasts eight days and involves lighting pretty candles, exchanging gifts, playing games that involve chocolate coins and eating foods that have been fried in oil?  Hanukkah features foods fried in oil in remembrance of the oil that miraculously burned for 8 days back in the day. The two most popular delicacies would be potato latkes and jelly doughnuts, also known as sufganiyot.  I also added a recipe for a really easy no-peel applesauce, since no latke is complete without (in my opinion).  Of course, a nice 6 braid challah is always a good idea too.  Click through for recipes and original posts.


Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes are the poster child for any Hanukkah celebration.  These are deliciously salty and crispy.  Top them with sour cream and applesauce for ultimate pleasure. You creative cooks can shred in apples or other root vegetables in place of some of the potatoes.  For gluten free, substitute any non-wheat flour.  Warning:  Make more than you think you need…


Easy No-Peel Applesauce

If you have an abundance of apples or just like to make things from scratch, here is an easy recipe for apple sauce.  If you have made apple sauce before, you know that the most time consuming part is peeling the apples.  Well this recipe breaks all the rules – no peeling!  No kidding…


Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts)

Dough fried in oil, filled with jelly and sprinkled with powdered sugar – need I say more?  Just do it.


World’s Best Challah

This is the real deal.  It’s a six braid challah that is always a crowd pleaser.  It also makes the best french toast the next morning if you are lucky enough to have any left over…


Wishing you the happiest of holidays! May the best dreidel win… -J

11 thoughts on “Latkes, Applesauce and Jelly Doughnuts…

  1. I miss the potato latkes a coworker used to share. I think they taste best reheated the next day. I’m so embarrassed I misspelled Hanukkah! Either way, enjoy all the good food and celebration.


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