It’s traditional to cook with oil during the Hanukkah holiday and there’s no better way to mark the holiday than to enjoy Jelly Donuts — also known as Sufganiyot. (I’m all over celebrations that involve Donuts!) This year Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 6th.
While Jelly Donuts are thankfully available year-round, here’s a sampling of special holiday-inspired Jelly Donut offerings: (Also see the Dessert Surveillance posting on Donuts.)
Philadelphia’s Federal Donuts is offering mini Jelly Donuts, known as Chanukah Minis. (There’s more than one way to spell Hanukkah.)
Psycho Donuts, based in San Jose and Campbell, CA, is commemorating the holiday with two special Jelly Donuts as well as a Custard Donut.
For those seeking variety, New York City’s Breads Bakery features Strawberry, Dulce de Leche, Chocolate, and Vanilla Sufganiyot.
And if you want the taste of Jelly Donuts — in a cold dessert? Never fear — Shake Shack has you covered, with its Hanukoncrete. A Concrete is a dense custard and this special holiday Concrete includes vanilla custard, strawberry purée, and Glazed Donut pieces.
Here’s to indulging in Jelly Donuts!