Thursday, September 25, 2008

September Blog Hop

Tonight is another Papertrey Blog Hop
The challenge this month was to share our best holiday inspired projects. This is what I came up with.

I am Jewish so we celebrate Hanukkah. Sufganiot are deep-fried jelly doughnuts that are traditionally eaten then. The oil used to fry the doughnuts is reminiscent of the oil that miraculously burned, according to the Hanukkah story, in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. Here is the recipe I used to make them:
Ingredients:
3 4gm pkgs of yeast
1Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
3 cups flour
1/4 cup margarine, melted
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups water (110 degrees)
Strawberry jelly
oil for frying.
powdered sugar
Directions:
Combine the first 3 ingredients adding enough warm water (110 degrees) to make a thick liquid. Let sit until it rises and foams.
In another bowl mix 3 cups of flour with the melted margarine, salt, sugar and egg yolks. Combine the yeast mixture with the flour mixture. Slowly add the water while stirring. When the batter is smooth, cover the bowl with a towel and let it sit and rise.
To make the doughnuts: After the batter has risen,pour it onto a floured surface and add flour until it is not sticky anymore. Roll the dough out. Cut circles with a small glass. Place a drop of jelly in the middle of each circle. Brush water on the bottom circle then cover it with another circle of dough. Make sure the 2 circles attach well to form a closed ball with jelly in the middle. Cover the doughnuts with a towel and let rise again.
To fry the doughnuts. Heat at least 2" of oil to 350 degrees in a deep pot. Drop the doughnuts into the oil and fry on both sides until brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

My friend Linda found the directions for making the box to put the doughnuts in here. and shared it with me. I started with a piece of plain white cardstock and did the Metallic Stone Technique which is one of the bonus techniques on the new Technique Junkies CD 6 using Denim and Mushroom alcohol inks. When I was done with that I stamped the menorah and the Happy Hanukkah saying from the new Mazel Tov set on each side of the box and lid with Versamark and then heat embossed them with fine detailed black embossing powder. I tied a silver organdy ribbon around the box to keep it closed and then added a small tag I made with my circle nestabilities. I stamped the images from the Boxes, Bags and Tags set with Versamark again and heat embossed the outer circle image with silver embossing powder this time. That's it. I hope this inspires you to make something like this for your Jewish friends and family for Hanukkah now.

32 comments:

Etha said...

Ohhhh that's beautiful :) love the colors, great job on the box!

Linda said...

Yummy, the doughnuts look so delicous. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, but best of all, the box looks fabulous.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lacey stephens said...

Very nice project. Thanks for sharing.
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful box and the doughnuts look YUMMY!

Chris said...

the donuts look so good!! the box is very pretty...thanks for sharing the recipe with us!!

Scrapping Julie said...

the box is great!! and the doughnuts look delicious

Lori said...

The colors on the box are beautiful! Great Hanukkah gift idea.

Donelda said...

Oh wow!! What a great project. I just assumed that you had used some designer paper so when you indicated that you did a technique on it with alcohol inks, I was soooo impressed!! I bet you love that new MT set - while I am not jewish and sadly do not have any jewish friends...I LOVE it! I think it has such sharp and beautiful images!! Oh yeah, and those donuts look awesome!!

amber said...

Beautiful box and yummy treats what a wonderful combo!

cadnileb said...

Sounds yummy! :-) What a wonderful box and a great gift idea!

Jen said...

That box is gorgeous! and those treats look yummy!

Deanna said...

Awesome! Some how I knew this blog hop would make me hungry! :)

Jessica said...

Wow, this is a fantastic project!! Just beautifully done!

Regan said...

That looks delish!!! Love that box!

Kimberly said...

Hi Terri! I didn't know you were Jewish! Those donuts look amazing and thanks for sharing the recipe! What a beautiful box too!! :)

Lizzie Jones said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing!

verna said...

Lovely project!

Kathleen said...

What a great box---and thanks for the recipe! What a treat for me~

Rebecca said...

Wonderful project and thanks so much for sharing your recipe/tradition!

Barbara DeBose said...

your box is sooooo beautiful!

Radiogirl said...

The donuts do look yummy. I am so afraid of this holiday season; will I be able to eat in moderation...? Not w/donuts like that lurking around! :-)

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Terri--these look delicious!! Beautiful job on your box too!

One Creative Life said...

What a great box! And a yummy gift!

Bridget said...

I love that box that you used!! So many options for it and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

travelingmama said...

I am so glad you shared this wonderful tradition with us! Your project is beautiful (and looks yummy too!)

CraftyTracy said...

Great project have saved it to do later.

Tracyx

Beth said...

Terri what a wonderful story about your traditions I loved it and your project I just might have to try this recipe sounds so yummy

Jak said...

Fabulous project and a wonderful recipe too.

Marge said...

Ohhhh, your box is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely presentation!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Terri- great box, great donuts- I'll keep this in mind for Hanukka! Did the donuts get the inside of the box all greasy? I guess it could be lines with wax paper- Very inspiring!!

Shirley said...

I am drooling over this gift! How yummy sounding and what a great box for them! Beautifully done.