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Hanukkah 2018 – all the best Chanukah recipes and food eaten during the festival

Here are some of the best Jewish cuisine recipes for the holidays.

How to make delicious Hanukkah food

There are lots of different dishes that are eaten to celebrate this Jewish festival which runs for eight days and nights on the 25th day of Kislev and is also known as the Festival of Lights – in 2018 this falls from December 2-10.

From sweet doughnuts to beef brisket and latke, check out these recipes:

Sufganiyot

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 250g flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons oil + more for frying
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 to 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • strawberry jam
  • confectioners' sugar to sprinkle on

Directions:

Slow cooked beef brisket

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb. beef brisket
  • small white onion, sliced
  • garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 2 c. low sodium chicken stock
  • sprigs fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Latkes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Russet potatoes, peeled (about 2 medium)
  • large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 tbsp. chopped chives
  • Applesauce, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving

Pretzel challah

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. warm water
  • packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • egg
  • flour
  • 4 qt. water
  • 1/2 c. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • Cornmeal, for dusting baking sheet
  • Kosher or coarse salt, for seasoning challah
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter

Directions:

Sweet noodle kugel

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • 16 oz. wide egg noodles
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. cottage cheese
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

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