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The Perfect Jelly Doughnut

Erin Zimmer 24 comments

With Hanukkah starting tonight, it's time to talk jelly doughnuts. The Jewish holiday is all about fried foods since the oil symbolizes the miracle of the Temple oil that burned for eight nights. But unfortunately, jelly doughnuts can get eclipsed by the latke—maybe because they usually suck. They seem great in theory but are often a tasteless wad of dough filled with stop sign red slime. But the half-Jewish side of me squealed when I found this perfect jelly doughnut at Almondine bakery in Brooklyn. After the jump, a little spin on the jelly doughnut. Hint: bunnies are involved.... More

Celebrate Fat Thursday With Paczki, the Polish Jelly Doughnuts

New York Joe DiStefano Post a comment

Today is Fat Thursday, not to be confused with Fat Tuesday, which doesn’t take place until next week. The Polish pre-Lenten tradition is also known as tłusty czwartek. Perhaps the Poles like to get their gorging started early because... More

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