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Ziploc Sufganiyot – We Tried It

If you haven't seen it yet, where have you been? This is the Hanukkah hack from Jewlish that makes even the worst cook want to host a hanukkah party.  So what did we do? We took up the challenge and tried it, of course!! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGR3q7NEUls[/embed] How did it go? We give it an 8/10, and that's good! Maybe it's just us, but we needed to play the video about 15 times to catch all the steps and ingredients, so here it is again, completely still - so you can stare at it for as long as you need to build up the courage to get started! Ingredients:  1 packet dry active yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup warm water 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon brandy or cognac zest of 1 lemon Steps:     Tips Learnt From our Mistakes: Frying Don't launch them too enthusiastically into hot oil otherwise you end up burning yourself - lesson w read more

December 27, 2016

8 Quick Facts About Hanukkah

It's been a whole year since we dusted off the menorah for Hanukkah, so here's a quick reminder of all the basics from why we eat doughnuts and eat chocolate money to who the Macabees were and what they were fighting for... In the second century BCE the Maccabees recaptured the Holy Temple in Jerusalem from the Greeks. The first thing they did was light the golden menorah. They could only find one jar of oil which is only enough to burn for one day, but it burnt miraculously for 8 days. Today we light a menorah for 8 days to recall this miracle and to be inspired by its message. 8 Quick Facts About Hanukkah (click to download the printable PDF version) 1. The war of the Maccabees was the world's first ideological war fought by a small band of pious Talmudic scholars who engaged in some stealthy warfare (in Israel you can visit the caves they hid in) 2. Around 17 and a half million oily doughnuts (sufganiyot) are eaten every year in Israel over Hanukkah commemorating th read more

December 10, 2014