Hanukkah is often called the festival of lights, as one night’s supply of oil lasted eight nights - a true miracle!
During Hanukkah, people light the menorah, play games, exchange gifts, and, of course, bond over mouth-watering foods both savoury and sweet.
From latkes to jelly doughnuts, traditional dishes enjoyed during Hanukkah are typically fried foods where oil has a starring role. We’ve chosen a selection that reflect what Jewish people around the globe eat, so dig in and we hope you enjoy spending time with your family and friends this Hanukkah.
CARDAMOM DONUTS WITH VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM
Did anyone say ice cream?! These cardamon donuts are taken to the next level with Haagen Dazs flavoured vanilla bean ice cream. Once the donuts are done they are drizzled with honey for an epic bite sure to knock your socks off. For extra flavour, sprinkle cinnamon and cardamon on the ice cream, yum!
Dulce de Leche-Filled Muffin Tin Donuts
Just say dulce de leche and you think of oooey gooey deliciousness! With cinnamon and nutmeg rounding out the flavours these show stopping donuts are sure to get anyone running to the kitchen asking for a taste. This slightly lighter version bakes the donuts instead of frying them, but don’t worry the taste is great and are sure to be a crowd pleaser .
Loukoumades (Greek Donuts)
These little bites of heaven, enjoyed by Greek Jews during celebrations such as Hanukkah are also a very popular dessert in Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, Cyprus and Turkey and perfect for any occasion. Save time spent in long line ups and try this quick and easy recipe! Made with simple ingredients, these fluffy honey balls have a long history. These delicious sweets were reportedly known as “honey tokens” and given as small gifts to winners of Olympic games.
Pistachio and Chocolate Burfi
Try this show-stopping Indian recipe that never fails to impress. This mouthwatering treat will become a request for every special event. For a nut-free version check out our traditional chocolate Barfi. Perfect for Diwali and all holiday occasions.
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