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Recipes for Hanukkah

On Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat foods made with oil, particularly olive oil, in commemoration of the miracle of Hanukkah which entailed olive oil in the Temple menorah burning for eight nights.

Latkes (Hanukkah)

Originating in eastern Europe, latkes (potato pancakes) have been a staple of the Jewish diet for many years. Eaten especially during the festivals of Hanukkah and Passover, these light and scrumptious treats continue to be a favorite on the Israeli menu. 

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Sufganiot (Donuts)

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

This special treat is served in every Israeli store, and sufganiyot (deep fried doughnuts) are consumed by all.

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Svinge - fried sweet dough

Svinge — Fried Sweet Dough

Svinge is a fried sweet dough and is a Hanukkah favorite.

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Olive oil cake

Olive Oil Cake

This Hanukkah dessert is made with olive oil which keeps this cake moist, while adding a peppery, but not too oily flavor.

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Sweet potatoe latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

During Hanukkah, it is customary to eat foods fried in oil such as latkes.  Although definitely delicious on their own, this recipe adds a delightful sweetness factor.

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