Greek Hanukkah “Fritters” with Honeyed Syrup

Preparation info
  • Makes 32 to 40 puffs, which will serve

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

As we saw in the latke recipe, Jews traditionally eat fried foods for Hanukkah. (The oil symbolizes the Miracle of the Lights: that a one-day supply of Holy Oil burned for eight days, until a messenger could arrive with a fresh supply.) Greek Jews celebrate Hanukkah by eating zvingous, small puffs of fried dough drizzled with honey syrup and cinnamon. In reading traditional recipes, I realized that the dough was a sort of choux pastry that could be baked i