Ok, are they really the best doughnuts ever? I’m not sure, but these are amazing.  I’ve made sufganiyot (doughnuts) for years.  And you know what – I can’t make them.  I don’t know why.  I’ve gotten recipes from lots of doughnut makers – people who have great success making doughnuts (I know, because I’ve eaten their doughnuts, and then I say, “can I have your recipe, I have trouble making doughnuts.”  They then give me their recipes and their tips and are very nice about the whole thing and then I still get flat fried dough. It’s very sad. It’s almost like Charlie Brown and the football.  Every year I try again.  And every year I’ve been just a little disappointed – you can’t really be a lot disappointed, because for goodness sakes, we’re still dealing with fried dough with sugar, if you know…

Chanukah is coming – so what should you make?  Latkes – of course.  These do not have to be high in fat (although they can be) – instead you can bake these and still have tasty and delicious homemade latkes.  With all of the fried foods that abound during this season (and I do enjoy my share, don’t get me wrong), you don’t have to have every meal filled with oil (and calories – for those who are counting).  These latkes are delicious and easy to prepare.  And you can serve them with the typical latke fare – applesauce, sour cream (or low fat yogurt or greek yogurt if you’re looking for substitutes).  I prefer applesauce – and you can do some fun applesauce “bars” – where you can add flavors to your applesauce.  For cinnamon applesauce add one and a half teaspoons of…