What is a sufgania?? 😱 I've definitely seen it before but I've no idea what it actually is.
Sufgania/sufganya is a traditional Jewish holiday food! They are made seasonally in Israel, so usually towards the end of November and through Hanukkah and the rest of December, there are sufganyot EVERYWHERE. Every shop gets them. Like latkes, the sufganiot are a traditional fried food that hearkens back to the temple oil, etc. They are best served warm, and you’ll see people with fresh, steaming donuts walking around come Hanukkah. Also everywhere smells like donuts <3
They are basically a jelly donut with powdered sugar on top. You can get custard ones, but the jelly ones are the most /iconic/. If I see them in North America, they tend to be fairly small??? But the ones in Israel are ginormous! Kind of like North American cinnamon rolls are now. I was never super into eating them, but I think they smell amazing and I loved going to the store and bringing boxes of them home, fresh and warm, for the holiday guests. Fun fact: my baby brother ate two of them in one sitting–both sufganiot were almost the size of his head :0
I also can’t hear “sufgania” without hearing the song from Shalom Sumsum…