Skip the Deep Frying for This Healthier Mini Sufganiyot Recipe
With the Jewish Festival of Lights around the corner, we’re whipping up a healthier, baked version of our favorite Hanukkah Dessert. There are many great traditions involving Hanukkah, like lighting the Menorah for eight nights, singing songs and eating delicious fried foods. Sufganiyot, AKA Jelly Donuts, are typically deep-fried in oil and filled with strawberry preserves, but for this grease-free recipe, we baked the batter in mini muffin cups. Dusted with powdered sugar and filled with bright orange jam, these adorable mini muffins are dressed up as delicious Sufganiyot! Shh… no one will know the difference!
Makes 24 mini Sufganiyot
For the batter:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- 3 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled (plus more for greasing)
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling/coating:
- apricot jam (or jam/jelly of choice)
- powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a mini muffin tray. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and lemon zest together. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients (melted butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract). Whisk until the batter is completely incorporated and smooth (batter should be thick and sticky).
2. Using a greased metal soup spoon (you can use cooking spray or melted butter to coat the spoon), scoop the batter into the mini muffin cups. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden.
3. Allow the mini muffins/donuts to cool completely before dusting with confectioners sugar and filling with jam (a pastry injector works best for this).
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and lemon zest together. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients (melted butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract). Whisk until the batter is completely incorporated and smooth (batter should be thick and sticky).Using a greased metal soup spoon (you can use cooking spray or melted butter to coat the spoon), scoop the batter into the mini muffin cups. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden.
Allow the mini muffins/donuts to cool completely before dusting with confectioners sugar and filling with jam (a pastry injector works best for this).
Apricot jam is perfectly suited for these too-cute-to-boot sufganiyot because of its fiery orange tint, resembling the flames on the menorah.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)