Bimuelos vs. Whoopie Pies: Thanksgivukkah Recipes

Bimuelos with Honey-Orange Drizzle

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SpoonFed: Via My Jewish Learning

A Sephardic Hanukkah dessert

By Adeena Sussman

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups all‑purpose flour
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water, divided
juice of 1 large orange, strained of pulp (about 1/3 cup), divid
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1 cup honey

Eating fried foods is one of the distinct pleasures of Hanukkah, and the tradition behind it is well-known. According to legend, after the temple was ransacked by Antiochus’ troops, a small vial of undefiled oil miraculously lasted for 8 days, until more oil could be found.

While most of us are familiar with the Ashkenazi sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and latkes (potato pancakes), the Sephardic kitchen boasts several delicious fritter and doughnut recipes that are a welcome addition to the Hanukkah repertoire. Not only are bimuelos (a Ladino derivation of the Spanish buneolos, meaning fritters) delicious [...] read more

 

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

SpoonFed: Via Martha Stewart

INGREDIENTS

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Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
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