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:
3 4gm pkgs of yeast
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)
oil for frying.
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.
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