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Sufganiyot (Donuts) at Hanukkah

Posted by Avital Pinnick on December 15, 2009

Sufganiyot (Donuts)

I’m not a big fan of office parties β€”Β too much noise and food, too many people. So I showed up early and took pictures of sufganiyot (donuts). Other foods were served, including latkes, but latkes aren’t very photogenic.

Because these were set up for a party, I couldn’t move them around and I had to work handheld, with the available light. I would have looked rather conspicuous showing up at a party with a tripod I’m trying to convince my friends that a black DSLR is actually a fashion accessory! πŸ™‚

Sufganiyot and Hanukkiya (Menora)

Sufganiyot (Donuts)

Sufganiyot (Donuts)

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Hanukkah Lights at Work

Posted by Avital Pinnick on December 14, 2009

Hanukkah Lights at Work

Hanukkah Lights at Work

Every night of Hanukkah, at 5 p.m., we light candles, sing Maoz Tsur, and eat donuts in the dairy cafeteria at work. The donuts (sufganiyot) are an Israeli Hanukkah custom, supposedly an adaptation of deep-fried Greek pastries. A couple times a week we also get cold potato latkes because, as everyone knows, it’s hard to get enough calories during Hanukkah. πŸ™‚

I’m not very fond of sufganiyot (well, maybe only the dulce con leche ones!), but here are some recipes and videos if you want to try them.

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