I love honoring Hanukkah in my home because I took the time to learn about it so I could give it the proper respect it deserves.
Truly it has such a rich history and absolute confirmation that God always has our backs!
Setting aside 8 days to reflect on that always increases my gratitude attitude.
In addition let me confess that I am a big fan of deep fried foods and when I found out there was a holiday that promoted fried foods then I was onboard!
The History- Hanukkah means Dedication
- It all began about 2,200 years ago
- The Maccabees, who were a group of Jewish rebel warriors, liberated parts of the land of Israel and took control of Judea from the Seleucid Empire.
- King Antiocus, the Syrian king had ordered the Jews to publicly worship the Greek gods and renounce their Torah.
- Although small in number the Maccabees won the rebellion.
- It was time to take back their temple and rededicate it.
- Problem 1: They needed enough consecrated oil to light and re-light the menorah for the eight days
- Problem 2: They only had enough oil for one day.
- Solution: God. Because God is always the solution. Miraculously enough the menorah remained lit for eight days because God had their back.
Why Celebrate Hanukkah?
Hanukkah is a holiday established to remind us that God has everything under control and this festivity celebrates the spiritual side of our beings over the materiality of it. In short, the triumph of light over dark. Channukkah is also known as The Festival of Lights.
Sunday, December 2nd is when Hanukkah begins this year and ends Decemeber 10th.
Sadly fried foods are off our menu due to my husbands recent heart attack but just like the event that happened over 2,200 years ago, God has my back!
Almost Effortless Donuts is on our menu and in our air fryer for Chanukah!
There are only 5 ingredients and I learned how to make them when I reviewed 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Recipes by Camiila Saulsbury for Robert Rose Cookbooks
Graciously they are permitting me to share this recipe with the readers of GayNYCDad.
Almost Effortless Donuts
A quick spell in the air fryer, a dip in melted butter and a tumble in sugar produces puffy, home-style donuts everyone will fawn over. Variations are as easy as adding an icing or a hint of spice to the sugar. (We substitute our favorite vegan butter for the butter in this recipe.) Makes 8 donuts and 8 donut holes
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C )
- Use 1-inch (2.5 cm) biscuit or cookie cutter
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar (75 mL)
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted (60 mL)
- 1 can refrigerated large dinner biscuits (17.3 oz/490 g)
- Place sugar in a small, shallow dish.
- Place butter in another small, shallow dish.
- Remove dough from packaging and separate into biscuits.
- Flatten each biscuit slightly with your palm.
- Using the biscuit cutter, cut out circles from the centers of the dough.
- Place donuts and holes on a piece of parchment paper, keeping them separate.
- Working with one donut at a time, dip in butter, coating all sides, then dredge in sugar, gently shaking off excess.
- Place 2 to 3 donuts in air fryer basket, leaving 1 inch (2.5 cm) space in between.
- Air-fry for 9 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 3 minutes.
- Repeat with the remaining donuts.
- Dip and dredge the donut holes in butter and sugar.
- Place in basket, leaving space in between. Air-fry for 3 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Transfer to wire rack and let cool for at least 3 minutes.
- Discard any excess sugar and melted butter.
Courtesy of 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Recipes by Camiila Saulsbury © 2017 www.robertrose.ca Available where books are sold.
Photo credit for images: Matt Johannsson / Reflector Inc.
|Grace Hodgin has been inspiring people to be crafty for over 40+ years. She is a free lance writer and fiber arts expert residing on the edge of the Ocala National Forest. Grace shares her passion for DIY fashion projects on her site at newbluejuju and shares vegan recipes on her site at blessedelements when not guest posting for gaynycdad readers.|