Sufganiot: Do’s and do nuts

The Israeli version of the doughnut, the sufgania, is a solid round ball of dough, unlike the modern, American- style doughnut with a hole in the center.

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December 22, 2016 21:02
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Classic sufganiot

Classic sufganiot. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA)

 
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Who invented the doughnut (or, as some prefer, donut)? Well, that depends on who you ask, but of course if you ask a Jew, you will get the inevitable answer that we invented the doughnut.

Technically speaking, a doughnut is dough fried in oil. Fried dough has supposedly been around ever since mankind invented pottery and the skillet, perhaps as early as 8000 BCE in ancient Egypt and China.

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