Welcome to our first ever Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted CookKosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook
. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array of Hanukkah themed recipes, treats and crafts from Jewish bloggers all over the world!
For the blog party, I ran out of time. I have a house full of little ones. They all want doughnuts. On a regular day, I love making homemade doughnuts. It doesn't take much time. In less than an hour, from beginning to end, the doughnuts are ready. But what happens when you don't even have that hour? You can always buy them. Yet, I believe homemade doughnuts
are way tastier than store-bought.
So, say you want to make homemade doughnuts, not in an hour, but in...5 minutes.
You can do it!
Start with a store-bought pizza dough. Roll out dough to a 12- x 10-inch rectangle. It doesn't have to be exact, as long as you don't stretch the dough too much. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into little bite size pieces. Since pizza dough isn't sweet you don't want to have too much dough in each donut.
Heat up a pot of oil. I don't use a very large pot so that there isn't too much oil wasted. With a smaller pot you have to stand over and fry a bit longer, but it's worth it.
Fry, flip until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel.
Remember I said the dough isn't sweet? To make up for that, you need to toss the doughnuts with lots of confectioners' sugar. Don't sprinkle it.
With a spoon toss, toss, toss 'em in a bowl full of sugar until they are well-coated.
There are perferct for little fingers.
Kids are happy. I'm happy.
Don't forget to watch our Doughnut Video!
To help get everyone into party mode, we have a bunch of fabulous new cookbooks to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of:
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling us What is your favorite? Doughnuts or Latkes?
This is the second of many fabulous Holiday Blog Parties. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to participate in future parties, please email
Stop by the other blogs and check out these Chanukah Themed Recipes:
Donuts and Desserts:
Stephanie and Jessica from The Kosher Foodies made Beignets
Appetizers, Soups, Sauces, Drinks and other Hanukkah Food:
Jennifer from Juanita's Cocina made Kugel
Don't forget to leave a comment to win free cookbooks. Leave a comment telling us your favorite Chanukah treat. Is is latkes or doughnuts?
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 16th. Limit one entry per person per blog, so visit the other blogs for extra chances to win! Prizes can only be shipped within the US.