I can't believe how quickly the holiday season has arrived this year! With both Chanukah and Thanksgiving this week and Christmas and New Year's just around the corner, I feel as if I will hardly have time to catch my breath! Can you relate? Anyway, I am going to do my very best to fit in lots and lots of festive and creative holiday ideas!
Today, I wanted to share a super easy shortcut for making Sufganiot, the delicious jelly donuts that are traditionally served during the celebration of Chanukah. Nothing beats the real thing, but if you find yourself short on time and you're not in the mood to break out the deep fryer, these will do quite nicely. I begin by buying fresh donuts from a fabulous bakery in my neighborhood...you may of heard of it? Dunkin' Donuts? Yes, Dunkin' Donuts! I like to buy the little Munchkins (so cute) and I find that the plain vanilla glazed ones work the best (the chocolate ones, while yummy, are just too dense to fill). Using a pastry bag fitted with a good sized round tip, make a small hole in the bottom of the donuts and gently fill with some jelly of your choice (I like raspberry). Next, make up a quick glaze of powdered sugar and milk (it should be thick, but pourable) and dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off. Immediately sprinkle with some colored sugar or sprinkles and place on some parchment or wax paper to set up. As you can imagine, these are an especially popular treat with the kiddies! And soooo easy and inexpensive (the Munchins are only about $7 for 50!). They make great holiday gifts, too....