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Jelly Doughnuts

Prep time: 30 mins + 2 hours rising
Cook time: 10-15 mins
Yield: 25 3-inch doughnuts

Homemade doughnuts are really special—you just cannot compare them to store-bought ones! They are best…

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Souri Olive Oil Dressing

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: None
Yield: ½ cup dressing

The intense flavor of the Souri olive pairs beautifully with a slightly sweet vinegar for…

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Latke Shakshuka

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 5 servings

Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish of poached eggs sitting atop of a bed…

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Southern-Style Hanukkah Fried Tomatoes

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25-30 mins
Yield: 12-15 tomato slices

I rarely fry foods—except on Hanukkah. Even then, I am always looking for a way…

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Cranberry Orange Relish

Prep time: 10 mins + 2 hours refrigeration
Cook time: None
Yield: 4 cups

If you do host a Hanukkah party, you don’t have to make the latkes. What’s the big sacrilege…

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Lemon Olive Oil Semolina Cakes

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 16-20 cakes

I created this Hanukah dessert using olive oil, lemons and semolina flour, which are all ingredients used in…

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Deviled Eggs with Caper Powder and Garlic Chips

Prep time: 20-30 mins + overnight drying
Cook time: 10-20 mins
Yield: 24 egg halves

Looking for an appetizer to serve at a Hanukkah party alongside mini latkes and other finger foods? These…

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My Favorite Brisket

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Yield: 8-10 servings

Gedempte Fleysch—”well stewed”—that’s how Eastern European Jews prefer their meat. Slow cooking, of course, became a practical necessity…

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Zalabia (Yemenite Fried Dough)

Prep time: 1¾ hours
Cook time: 25 mins
Yield: 16-20 fritters

Hanukkah is a time when fritters reign. Around here, the most famous ones are potato latkes and doughnuts.…

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Russian Rocks

Prep time: 10-15 mins
Cook time: 12-15 mins
Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies

My grandma Betty Glick was from Texarkana, TX and may have clipped this family favorite from a local…

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Butternut Squash Latkes

Prep time: 20-25 mins
Cook time: 10-15 mins
Yield: 4-6 servings

Mix up your usual latke repertoire with this squash variety. With their rich yellow color and glistening, crisp…

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Mandelbrot

Prep time: 15-20 mins + overnight refrigeration
Cook time: 55 mins + 1 hour resting in oven
Yield: 5-6 dozen cookies

A couple of years ago we offered biscotti on our menu, and they were very popular! We didn't…

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Zeppole Filled with Blackberry Pomegranate Jam

Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Yield: 4-6 servings

I was meeting with Jonathan Stahl, the Executive Director of Ballpark Operations and Guest Experience for the Washington…