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Chanukkah Desserts

paprkutr Dec 2, 2007 03:54 PM

I am looking for something different, not the traditional doughnuts. Would love to have to have something unusual, people always look to me for something different. Thanks

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    Beca Dec 3, 2007 10:04 AM

    I usually make something like a apple, cranberry, walnut crumble.

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      ESNY Dec 3, 2007 10:16 AM

      I was thinking of making a "grilled cheese" but with chocolate rather than cheese. Maybe some challah or brioche, pan fried with chocolate or nutella in the middle.

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        veggielover Dec 3, 2007 10:35 AM

        We started a family tradition of making homemade donuts for Hanukah two years ago. Other desserts that we have enjoyed during the holiday are chocolate pudding/pots de creme/mousse and seasonal cheesecakes like cranberry or pumpkin. We also make chocolate frosted spice cookies and rugelach.

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          DaisyM Dec 3, 2007 10:52 AM

          It is traditional to have something fried...so how about apple fritters or is that too close to doughnuts?

          1. chloe103 Dec 3, 2007 01:02 PM

            Homemade rugelach are pretty fantastic. If you wanted to stick with something thematic, you could try an olive oil cake. Or, if you can find a dreidel cookie cutter, you could make decorated dreidel cookies.

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              Shayna Madel Dec 3, 2007 02:05 PM

              Last year I took the dreidel cookie cutter and used it on rice krispie treat mixture that I had pushed into a 10 x 15 cookie sheet instead of a 9 x 13 pan. I'm thinking jello jigglers this year. My family thinks there's a little something wrong with me, but I do make them laugh.

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              HillJ Dec 3, 2007 01:44 PM

              Honey cake; moist and dense with whipped maple dizzle
              Rugelach; we officially began Rugelach "season" last night with our original recipe but will fly thru December with pistachos, pecans, jams, chocolate and honey crumb with no fear :)

              1. pescatarian Dec 3, 2007 01:59 PM

                Not unusual, but good - rugalech, poppy seed cookies with jam in the middle - or butter cookies with jam in the middle.

                how about some baklava? It's very sweet and not traditionally made for Chanukah (unless you were in Greek, I suppose).
                I think anything with Nutella would be good also (nutella wontons for example).

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                  Linda513 Dec 3, 2007 02:46 PM

                  Since this month's cookbook is Martha Stewart, I am going to make the Lemon Curd cake with Swiss Meringue Frosting. Also thumbprint cookies with jam in the middle.

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