hanukkah recipes

Coconut Sweet Potato Latkes

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This week’s feast will be a unique experience in my house as we celebrate Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah. Typically the festival of lights is celebrated in December, but for the first time in hundreds of years the two holidays overlap. This means we’re having lots of fun creating a menu for dinner this Thursday! Latkes are a traditional Jewish treat I just learned how to make earlier this year. Now that I have a hang on the recipe, I thought it was time to experiment and create something with a Thanksgiving twist. I swapped out the white […]

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Hanukkah Jelly Donuts – Sufganiyot

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There isn’t a better time to make jelly donuts than during Hanukkah.  Frying them in coconut oil adds a slight sweetness to the dough without adding a ton of extra sugar.  Here is our recipe for Hanukkah Jelly Donuts, more traditionally called Sufganiyot. Hanukkah Jelly Donuts – Sufganiot Adapted from this recipe. 1 1/4 cups slightly warm water or 1 1/4 cups slightly warm milk 1 tablespoon yeast 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Kelapo coconut oil 2 egg yolks 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract 3 1/2-4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose […]

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Hanukkah Potato Pancakes

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My family doesn’t celebrate Hanukkah, but I LOVE to eat Fried Potato Pancakes (Latkes in Yiddish) with applesauce around the holidays.  Coconut oil makes these about twenty times better than the old standby, canola oil, and your house will smell nicer, too!   Ingredients: 5 potatoes 2 onions 3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper ½ cup all-purpose flour Kelapo Coconut oil for frying   Directions: Peel potatoes and place in a food processor with the onions. Pulse until just smooth, and drain well. Pour potato mixture into a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, pepper, and enough flour […]

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