Thursday, November 21, 2013

This 'n That Thursdays: Thanksgivukkah Donuts

From Joy of Kosher

A very rare event occurs next week -- Thanksgiving and the first day of Hannukah will fall on the very same day, creating a unique holiday dubbed Thanksgivukkah!  Feastwise, this could create quite the dilemma, as both holidays feature beloved food traditions.  So how to deal with the blending of celebratory meals?  Roast turkey with tzimmes?  Sweet potato latkes?  Challah bread stuffing?  Pumpkin noodle kugel?

Zucker Bakery in New York has at least one traditional food covered, creating variations on sufganiyot, jelly-filled donuts often eaten as one of the oil-fried foods for Hannukah.  Their Thanksgivukkah donuts come in four Thanksgiving-related flavor choices.  The most traditional Hanukkah choice would have to be the pumpkin-flavored one filled with cranberry sauce, while the most unusual is definitely the same donut filled with turkey as well:

Spiced Pumpkin Donut with Turkey-Cranberry Filling
(from Zucker Bakery)

If you are a big fan of Thanksgiving leftovers in a sandwich, then you may enjoy the pumpkin donut filled with turkey and gravy.  I think my favorite, though, would be the sweet potato donut with a toasted marshmallow cream filling:

Thanksgivukkah Toasted Marshmallow Donut
(from Zucker Bakery)

Not really a jelly donut, and supposedly not too sweet, but I am more of a fan of cream-filled donuts than jelly-filled ones, if I must eat a donut (not one of my favorite foods, as I am not fond of fried foods in general).  Kudos to Zucker Bakery, though, for embracing this once-in-a-lifetime event in their own special way!

More Thanksgivukkah fun -- the Menurkey!
(from The Flog)
             

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