Taken from: Our Daily Bread..
".....From beginning to end, all of life is a continous gift- giving by God. We deserve nothing. He owes us nothing. Yet He gives us everything. If we remember this, we need not feel selfish or guilty. Whatever material blessings we have are a gift from our gracious God." by Dennis J. DeHaan.
Interestingly, I read that Thanksgiving Day coincides with Chanukah, a Jewish festival this year which can only happen again in another 70000 years. (taken from King Arthur Flour Blog.)
So I check out this Jewish festival, from our dear friend, the wikipedia, Besides the historical and rituals listed, I realise that mostly fried foods are eaten during this festival and one of them is Sufganiyot.
What is Sufganiyot (don't ask me to pronounce this as my pronounication is hopeless!).
It is a doughnut - filled with jelly and deep fried and sugar coated.
The doughnut is make by placing jam on a round of the dough and then sealed with another round. Then it is let to proof till puffy before deep fry.
Hey... wait a minute.... this sounds familiar.... jam filled doughnut?.
What about my doughnut muffins recipe... they are baked in a muffin tray and a dollop of jam is place on the batter before topping with more batter to cover.
So I share once again my Doughnut Muffins.