A festive feast: Hanukkah recipe roundup

December 7, 2023 (Last Updated: December 11, 2023)

As the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah brings with it a sense of warmth, joy, and togetherness. Beyond the traditional lighting of the menorah and the spirited game of dreidel, one of the most cherished aspects of this eight-day celebration is undoubtedly the array of mouthwatering dishes that grace the table.

From classic favourites to contemporary twists, celebrate this Hanukkah with our recipe roundup that brings you delicious recipes to add to your feast table.

1. Challa

Challah is a special bread of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, usually braided and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat and Hannukah.


2. Slow-cooked brisket on roasted garlic mash

Brisket is enjoyed during many Jewish holidays besides Hanukkah, such as Rosh Hashanah and Passover. As you prepare this meal in an oven or roasting pan, be sure to include a combination of flavour-enhancing seasonings.

Slow-cooked brisket on roasted garlic mash

3.  Blueberry blintzes with mascarpone

Blintzes, a favourite Hanukkah treat, are popular year-round. Typically, blintzes are made of crepe-style pancakes wrapped around sweet ricotta cheese and baked. These days, however, blintzes are stuffed with a wide range of cheeses; cream cheese is often substituted for ricotta.

Blueberry blintzes with mascarpone

4. Fragrant roast chicken with baby aubergines and pine nuts

A simple but undeniable pleasure, roasted chicken is served for Shabbat dinner but also makes its way into many Jewish celebrations, including Hanukkah. Any preferred cut prepared with creative savoury seasonings is ideal. You can even include potatoes, carrots, and other root vegetables in the roasting pan to cook up some ready side dishes.

Fragrant roast chicken with baby aubergines and pine nuts

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