Top 10 Best Recipes and Types of Sufgoniyot

Top 10 Best Recipes and Types of Sufgoniyot
Top 10 Best Recipes and Types of Sufganiyot

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…


Top 10 Best Recipes and Types of Sufganiyot

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Sufganiyot


Mini doughnuts with jam perfect sufgoniyot
Mini doughnuts with jam perfect sufgoniyot

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FACT: The sufganiya 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 sufganiya 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 sufaniyot

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FACT: In the US something called “latkes” still reign supreme, but in 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 sufgoniyot during the eight-day holiday

Classic Jam filled sufgoniyot
Classic Jam filled sufgoniyot

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FACT: The sufganiya is emblematic of the 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 donuts

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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 sufgoniyot

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

Choclate dribble, caramel filled sufganiyot
Choclate dribble, caramel filled sufganiyot

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

Mini Salted Caramel Sufganiyot
Mini Salted Caramel Sufganiyot

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FACT: The earliest reference to tge 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 donut 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 donut was even heard of let alone seen!

49 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Recipes and Types of Sufgoniyot”

  1. A doughnut by any other name would still taste as sweet. A while back I have such a donut craving, I was buying and eating them nearly every day. Thankfully the fever past and I can look at a donut without going nuts.

  2. I don’t choose, someone says they want one I give them it! Next free date is the 8th December if you are interested.
    All I ask is that it is in a top 10 format and family friendly, the links, content and subject matter are up to the person doing it.
    it is best if the writer posts it on their own blog and re-blog it for maximum traffic to them, but I am happy to post it on mine as well.

  3. Again, reading this at breakfast. Makes my healthy food pale into blandness next to these beauties 🙂 wish I could take one right off the screen to save for later consumption, which one? Any of them really, except #1

  4. Not being Jewish, I was completely unaware the word sofganiyot, or that donuts had such an interesting and religious history. Thanks, as always for a fun and informative blog.

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