Recipes for Hanukkah

On Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat foods made with oil, particularly olive oil, in commemoration of the miracle of the menorah. When the Jews reached the Temple, they only found one jar of olive oil, enough to keep the eternal flame of the menorah lit for one day In faith, they lit the menorah, and miraculously, the flame lasted for eight nights until more pure oil could be found.

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

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

Svinge – Fried Sweet Dough

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

Golden Potato Latkes

What are latkes? They are potato pancakes that are best known as part of a traditional Hanukkah meal. Latkes are made with potatoes, onion and matzah or breadcrumbs and symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah because they are fried in oil.

Sweet Potato Latkes

For all you sweet potato lovers, these sweet potato latkes make for a delicious Hanukkah treat! Try these as part of your Hanukkah meal - or ANY time!

Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies

Everyone loves cookies! Hanukkah cookies are traditional this time of year. For this recipe, you can be creative and use your favorite sugar, gingerbread, or shortbread cookie dough. Not to mention, add your own decorating tips.

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