Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sephardic/Middle-eastern Chanukah Fried Doughs From Pizmonim Project

Here is a nice list I found. I looked up and links to each recipe and posted it under each one.

In Egypt it was called Zalabya or Loqmat El Qadi.

In Iraq and Syria it was called Zingol.

In Turkey it was called Bilmuelos.

In Greece it was called Lokomades.

In Morocco it was a donut called Sfinz, topped with powdered sugar or glazed with honey.

In Tangier it was called bunuelos.

This was the only traditional Sephardic item shared by almost all communities for Hanoukah.

26) I mentioned the custom of eating a special type of Fried dough that was sweetened with syrup or Powdered sugar.

I have just found out that the Lebanese Jews do the same thing and they call them Awamat.

The Syrians and particularly those from Damascus have a special pastry called 'Atayif for Hanoukah. It is thin round dough which is stuffed with nuts and sugar and folded in half and deep fried. It is then drizzled with a sugary syrup while hot and served up fresh.

See also  this list:

1 comment:

  1. I would gladly sample each and every one! They sound scrumptious. Happy New Year to you and the family.