Now and again it feels good to take a back seat on things, that is why I always have a guest post each Sunday. But this guest post is just too good not to share on Food Friday and it comes from the wonderful Shelley Erickson who has decided to bring us…

 


BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Sufganiyot


 

Mini doughnuts with jam perfect sufgoniyot

Mini doughnuts with jam perfect sufganiyot

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FACT: The sufganiyah got its name after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, they were despondent. God cheered them up by feeding them sufganiyot!

Sufganiyot jelly doughnut

Sufganiyot jelly doughnut

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FACT: The name is based on a parsing of sufganiyah as sof-gan-yud-hey which roughly means “the end of the Garden of the Lord, aka the Garden of Eden!”

Turquoise-glazed sufaniyot

Turquoise-glazed sufganiyot

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FACT: In the US something called “latkes” still reigns supreme, but the Jewish State sufganiyot are still and always will be the main Chanukah food.

Chocolate-vanilla cream sufganiyot

Chocolate-vanilla cream sufganiyot

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FACT: It is believed that as high as 80% of Israelis consume at least one sufganiyot during the eight-day holiday

Classic Jam filled sufgoniyot

Classic Jam filled sufganiyot

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FACT: The sufganiyah is emblematic of modern Israel and is an amalgam of West European and Middle Eastern influences leavened by “mesorah” which it the classical Jewish tradition.

Classic glazed donuts

Classic glazed doughnuts

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FACT: The thought behind eating sufganiyot on Chanukah is oily foods help to recall the miracle of the oil, the lone, ritually pure flask the Maccabees discovered when they entered the defiled Temple.

Ginger-Lime Curd sufgoniyot

Ginger-Lime Curd sufganiyot

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FACT: The word sufganiyah is, in fact, a Zionist neologism, but the words roots do go as far back to contemporary Hebrew texts.

Choclate dribble, caramel filled sufganiyot

Chocolate dribble, caramel filled sufganiyot

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FACT: Many people see deep frying as a rather unhealthy way to eat things but these deep-fried Sufganiyot was a common practice in pre-modern times when most homes didn’t even have an oven!

Mini Salted Caramel Sufganiyot

Mini Salted Caramel Sufganiyot

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FACT: The earliest reference to the fried pastry eaten on Chanukah is found in the writings of Rabbi Maimon ben Yosef, the father of the Rambam who lived during the twelfth century!

Red Bean and Ginger Sufganiyot

Red Bean and Ginger Sufganiyot

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FACT: While the classic jam-filled doughnut that we know today is definitely a Western innovation, historians date the first modern sufganiyot to 1485! Which is well over 400 years before the classic doughnut was even heard of let alone seen!

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