Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Apple Cider Donuts

Can you stand another post about apple cider? :)

Hanukkah (Chanukah) is a Jewish holiday that starts from December 1 till December 9 this year.  It is an eight-day Jewish holiday which commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; it is also called the Festival of Light.  Even though I'm not a Jewish but I'm fascinated by the relationship of each of its holiday with foods.  The tradition of eating deep-fried foods is observed, Ashknenazi Jews are making latkes and Shepardic Jews are making donuts or fritters.


I think I might fit well in the Shepardic families since I love eating deep-fried foods, and this time of year I finally had a chance to try the apple cider donuts.  The recipe can be found here, and I followed it thoroughly, no change this time.  The texture of the donuts were good, with fine crumbs and tender, they're delightful to eat.  The only thing I was disappointed was that my donut cutter was a bit too big.  As a result the donuts were a bit flatter and very, very big.  Stick with a smaller cutter and you'll be having a good time making this!  Next year I'm baking sufganiyot :)


  1. Just the name of this recipe sends hunger signal up my brain.. I wanna eat these donuts right now! :/

    thank you for stopping by! I feel glad to make people hungry whenever they visit my blog :)

  2. These doughnuts look sensational! Love apple and cider combo.

    thanks! Anything touches hot oil is always sensational :)