We adore Chanukah, not only is it customary to eat foods made with cheese but also fried in oil. Commemorating the miracle of one night of oil lasting for eight, a customary festival treat is the ‘Sufganiyah’ – a fried, pillowy doughnut filled with oozy, sweet raspberry jam. If you’re celebrating eight days of gifting and pure gastronomic greatness with the family – chag Chanukah sameach.
Inspired by this ubiquitous Chanukah treat, we’re gifting you four of our favourite doughnut spots in and around London the family will adore…
Perfect for dinky fingers, treat little ones to artisan doughnuts made by the lovely Betsy & Jo. Hunt them down at KERB Kings Cross and London Union’s Dinerama and don’t forget the squidge of chocolate sauce and smattering of sprinkles for good measure.
X marks the spot! Handmade in our fine city, tuck into a Chanukah classic – the fresh raspberry jam filled doughnut, rolled in caster sugar and dipped in sweet, freeze-dried raspberries to seal in the jammy goodness. Families seeking a vegan sweet treat will adore Crosstown’s vegan sourdough filled with spiced apple, pear and quince compote topped with maple pecan crumble smattered quince icing (pictured)…who said doughnuts can’t be virtuous?
Established in 1911 by Hyman Rinkoff, who came to London from Kiev, the Rinkoff Bakery not only bakes a cracking Challah but their the Croudoughs (croissant meets doughnut) are second to none. Kids choice – the S’more, a nutella and marshmallow marvel, for grown-ups opt for the indulgent salted caramel with pistachio.
The Pudding Stop
Out of towners, skip on over to St Alban’s must-visit The Pudding Stop – there’s puds a plenty and the counter is topped with irresistible jam and rich custard doughnuts oozing with deliciousness. Fancy grabbing a bite of Hertfordshire’s best doughnuts? Be sure to join us around The Together Table at The Pudding Stop on Monday 10th December between 10am – midday. After an overwhelming first get together, we will be taking over the scrumptious St Alban’s Pudding Stop for our Festive The Together Table. A delicious 10% off on all food and drink for and spangle-laden jumpers are more than welcome for festive feeling mamas and babes!
Photo credit: Crosstown Doughnuts