Chanukah is coming up, and what better way to show my admiration for the holiday than sharing a sweet poem dedicated to one of my closest friends' favorite Chanukah treats the sufganiyots? I personally love to have so many different treats during the season, but sufganiyots really have his heart. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying sufganiyah, the best way I can describe it is a cross between a jelly doughnut and a beignet. These pastries are very popular in Israel but are enjoyed worldwide, especially during Chanukah. Fried delicacies are a staple for Chanukah. From beloved latkes to crispy bimuelos, these foods are all fried in oil to symbolize the miracle of when a small amount of oil from the menorah in the Temple lasted for eight days instead of just one.
I hope you are able to delight in these delicious treats this Chanukah! Until then, enjoy this tasty poem.
An Ode to Sufganiyots
The smell of fried dough tickles my nose
I anticipate this every year,
Sufganiyots are piled high,
My smile shares my love and cheer.
Soft pillows offer sugary joy,
This sweet perfection fried in oil,
Don’t forget they’re stuffed with jam,
The best to take to family to spoil.
They say these doughnuts are second to latkes,
Which doesn’t ruin at all my fun,
Although I enjoy a latke or two,
These jewels will be my number one.
Tina and I wish you a blessed and Happy Chanukah!