This is my first foray into the realm of frying. Eating foods made with oil is traditional on Chanukah since we are celebrating the Miracle of oil. Oil represents wisdom that is beyond us, the secrets of creation. Usually one studies these things sparingly since they are so hard to grasp. The Almighty creator's presence in the oil miracle of Chanukah tells us: No! You must imbibe these ideas as if it were a food in its own right, not just a condiment!
What a good mazel to find Marionberry preserves! They really give these doughnuts an extra yummy flavor!
I used Marcie Goldman's recipe in Jewish Holiday Baking.
Fry em up! I probably did not have to use quite so much oil.
The oil was too hot at first and had to be adjusted. The ones on the left were the testers.
Fill them up and powder em'.
The Limpa Bread:
Sauté cardamom, fennel, anise and orange oil.
Rye flour paste prepared the day before...
O.K. they look a little funny...
But boy does it taste good! A slight soury taste and the the spices are not overpowering but are just nice undertones.
Sourdough Limpa does not really have anything to do with Chanukah but this bread seemed festive and its flavor definitely put a smile on my face.