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Amy Kritzer

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Amy KritzerAmy Kritzer is an award-winning food writer, recipe developer and founder of the cooking blog What Jew Wanna Eat. After moving from New York to Austin, she discovered her love of queso, country music and cooking and left the business world to attend Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Her recipes and writing have been featured in numerous publications and websites including The Today Show, Cosmopolitan and Bon Appetit.

Chocolate–Lime Sufganiyot

Recipe by Amy Kritzer

Chocolate–Lime <em>Sufganiyot</em>

My view of food began to change when I studied in Barcelona in college and discovered and loved the warm fried churros dipped in chocolate sauce with a hint of lime. That became my inspiration for these Chanukah doughnuts.

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Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Babka

Recipe by Amy Kritzer

Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Babka

As my TV spirit character Elaine Benes says, “You can’t beat a babka.” This rich, yeasted bread is filled, in this case, with pretty much the best flavor combination of all time. No, I’m not talking about your morning coffee and whiskey. It’s chocolate and peanut butter, with a touch of sea salt for good

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Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake

Recipe by Amy Kritzer

Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake

Sort of like the Jewish fruitcake, dry, sweet honey cake is usually not welcome at Rosh Hashanah, but it’s always there. This version, however, is super-moist with coffee, pomegranate juice and whiskey, and it’s one you’ll want seconds of.

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Beet Fries with Goat Cheese Sauce

Recipe by Amy Kritzer

Beet Fries with Goat Cheese Sauce

I love getting creative with latkes every Chanukah, but nothing goes better with fried potatoes than more fried food! It’s just science. These beet fries get their crispiness from cornstarch, paired with an addicting goat cheese sauce you may just want to slather on your latkes as well. No judging here.

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Apples-and-Honey Doughnuts

Recipe by Amy Kritzer

Apples-and-Honey Doughnuts

The holiday is a time to come together with family, reflect on the past year and contemplate the future. So I came up with a quick cinnamon spice batter to dip apple slices in. Fried to perfection and topped with a sweet honey glaze, they are simple, decadent and way tastier than a mealy apple

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