Monday, December 22, 2008

Second Night

So last night we lit the menorah, more precisely 3 of them, ate latkes and of course we ate sufganiyot. Because Hanukkah is not Hanukkah without sufganiyot. Sufganiyot are jelly doughnuts without the hole. Traditionally they are covered in powdered sugar. Sufganiyot are particularly popular in Israel, where they are sold on stands in the streets over a month before Hanukkah begins. Lately, you can find different kinds - chocolate, caramel, vanilla and many others.
1. sufganiyot from roladin , 2. sufganiyot, 3. Hanukkah Donuts, 4. Sufganiyot, 5. the first sufganiyot of the season, 6. green and sweet, 7. Sufganiot, 8. Sufganiyot, 9. sufganiyot
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We have a "secret" recipe for sufganiyot.Thanks Ortal for the tip! :) We make them from frozen dinner rolls - add some powder sugar and jelly - delicious!

I have an awesome punch to share. You can use it to make paper sufganiyot and lots and lots of other things. LOL It is Fiskars Seal of Approval XL punch. Post here to be entered into the random drawing.

Now let's see what the random generator has to say about the giveaway from yesterday. I saw 24 comments. And the winner is...

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Timestamp: 2008-12-22 23:50:17 UTC

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  1. All that food looks wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful time.

  2. Hi Maya, I am glad I found your blog, I am learning so much about Hanukkah.
    I also have to add that I love your thank you card (a few posts down) you sure do think outside the square when it comes to punches.
    Enjoy your celebrations, the Sufganiyot sure do look yummy.
    Christine C #2264

  3. Wow that sounds complicated to say but delicious. I have to try that recipe. Plus it's easy, I need easy.

  4. Ohhh! Thanks for the chance to win...and Happy Hanukkah!

  5. Actually, I don't like Sufganiyot at all. They always look tasty but then I take a bite and they are usually oily, I prefer Hungarian Csoroge צ'ורוגה (Deep-Fried Angel Wing Cookies) which are delicious. Look up the name. Your blog is fun, thanks!!

  6. What kind of diner rolls do you buy? I make Sufganyot the old fahion way and it's very time consuming.

  7. Happy Hannukah! Well, though there are new tastes of Suffganiyot, I`m still a fan of old-fashion ones. Very nice blog!

  8. The food all looks so very delicious Maya! May your Hanukkah celebrations be filled with joy.

  9. Thanks & I hope that you well back
    to israel.

  10. thanks for sharing
    i actually dont like "sufganiot" at all, but found myself eating one anyway in the spirit of the holyday

  11. Happy Hanukkah-if there any latkes left over I'll pay the postage!

  12. Hi Maya,
    I didn't find a way to subscribe to your blog. I guess I'm no winner lately, but I'd like to read you often. Will you tell me how? I'll send you a message through Tapuz.

  13. I found your blog through Fiskars. Thanks for sharing. I love learning about different cultures and how they celebrate. Can't wait for more posts to learn more. However, I think I want to try some of the food. Looks yummy.

  14. The food looks absolutely amazing. Happy Hanukkah!

  15. I am so in love with that punch. Archiver's is out every time I go. Suffganiyot sound YUMMY!!!

  16. Maya everything in that picture looks awesome. In honor of your very special day I ate a donut! Although we did not call it by the same name, when I was little my mom made donuts out of canned biscuits in pretty much the same way it sounds as yours are made :) Have a beautiful day :)

  17. i love sufganyot!!!
    and i love the way you describe them :-)

  18. איזה בלוג חמוד!
    שמחה להכיר אותו.
    חג שמח!

  19. Wow..those look delish! We love jelly donuts! And they have so many different names!

    Wishing you and your family a holiday filled with JOY and PEACE !

    Happy Hanukkah!

    patty 2832

  20. All that food looks delicious.I hope that you are having a great time.Thanks for the chance to win.Michaels sells squeeze punches but they don't have that one.

    Joan Fiskateer #808

  21. sweet- I'm all over jelly doughnuts. :)

    Sweet rak too!

  22. Wow, all that food is making my mouth water! Carbs--I could really go on a binge. :)

    Thanks for sharing about your traditions--I love learning new things!

    Happy Hanukkah!
    Karen #4500

  23. When I was young my mom made doughnuts with canned biscuits. Your food all looked so good. I must admit to not knowing anything much about Hanukkah. I love reading your blog to learn mor the the customs. Happy Hanukkah to you and your family.

  24. Yummi you're making me hungry for donuts even though I just ate 2 poptarts :D

    Thank you for sharing your traditions and generosity with us. :D

    May I ask why you have 3 menorah's to light?

    Fiskar # 4823

  25. I had no clue that jelly donuts are Jewish Sufganiyot. Thank you again for teaching me something new!

  26. I'm glad you stopped by the forum.
    You have such a great blog!
    Happy Hanukka!