New York City's rugelach offerings are as diverse as the city itself. We visited 14 of the most recommended bakeries and found some real gems that would be perfect for a snack or your holiday table.
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From a textbook version stuffed with apricot jam at hot Union Square bakery Breads to a not-quite-sufganiyah-but-still-awesome blood orange curd doughnut at Bed Stuy's beloved Dough, here's our guide to finding your ideal fritter this holiday season.
I was a little nervous to make my first loaf because I grew up in New York City, where not only can you always get challah, you can get really awesome challah. But with Thanksgivingukkah fast approaching, there was no time for self-doubt. So I got out the stand mixer, rolled up my sleeves, ran across the street because I forgot to buy eggs, and finally got cracking.
In this Thanksgivingukkah twist on rugelach, the traditional flakey cream cheese dough is flavored with pumpkin pie spices and rolled around a sweet pumpkin butter filling.
We know that many people will go out and buy their sufganiyah for Hanukkah, but there's nothing more special than a doughnut fresh from the fryer at home. To that end, we've got recipes for traditional jelly doughnuts, fall-spiced doughnuts, gluten-free options, and more.
It's Thanksgiving! It's Hanukkah! All at once! With this momentous overlap of food holidays, why decide on one type of cuisine? These jelly doughnuts, inspired by the Hanukkah specialty sufganiyot, have a Thanksgiving flair thanks to a cranberry sauce "jelly" inside.
Rugelach are awesome flaky cookies to have around at any time of the year, but they're a must-have at Hanukkah to round out other fried and chocolate-y dessert options. Here are some of our favorite recipes so you can make these cookies at home.
Don't get caught in a dessert rut halfway through Hanukkah. From homemade gelt to marshmallow dreidels, with this schedule, we promise every night will be better than the last.
From Sufganiyah-style jelly doughnuts to cocktail party-ready doughnut holes, here are 11 great doughnut recipes to make for Hanukkah.
Why not make good use of the remaining crazy nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel.