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We Eat Jelly Donuts on Hanukkah?

We Eat Jelly Donuts on Hanukkah?
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  • We Eat Jelly Donuts on Hanukkah?

    Post #1 - December 7th, 2023, 4:05 pm
    Post #1 - December 7th, 2023, 4:05 pm Post #1 - December 7th, 2023, 4:05 pm
    Am I the only Jew in Chicago that never heard of eating jelly donuts on Hanukkah? There was an article in the Eater that peaked my interest because I never heard of it.

    "Where to Snag Sweet Sufganiyot for Hanukkah in Chicago"
    https://chicago.eater.com/2023/12/7/239 ... il-chicago

    Searching the internet I found this.

    "Food historian Gil Marks wrote that the first recipe for the jelly donut was found in 1485, in a cookbook printed in Nuremberg, Germany, called the Kuchenmeisterei (Mastery of the Kitchen) — one of the first to be printed on Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. The original donut recipe didn’t have a hole, but rather was a pillowy pocket of dough, filled with jam. The recipe instructed bakers to make a jam “sandwich” with two circular pieces of dough, to be fried in lard."

    "In Israel…ponchiks soon took the name sufganiyah (sufganiyot plural), from a “spongy dough”mentioned in the Talmud, sofgan and sfogga. The word sphog, meaning “sponge,” is so ancient that there is a question as to whether it was initially of Semitic or Indo-European origin."

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    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-no ... -hanukkah/
  • Post #2 - December 8th, 2023, 12:41 pm
    Post #2 - December 8th, 2023, 12:41 pm Post #2 - December 8th, 2023, 12:41 pm
    Have always had sufganiyot and latkes at our family hannukah parties.
  • Post #3 - December 8th, 2023, 3:11 pm
    Post #3 - December 8th, 2023, 3:11 pm Post #3 - December 8th, 2023, 3:11 pm
    AaronSinger wrote:Have always had sufganiyot and latkes at our family hannukah parties.


    Interesting, I don't know, maybe I didn't like them and blocked them out, but I for sure never heard of a sufganiyot, and I am pretty sure we never had jelly donuts. My childhood memories are of latkes with applesauce, brisket, chocolate coins and tons of cookies.

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