Hanukkah fritters

Fritters with sweet syrup Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 4 minutes per batch Makes: 20 fritters Note: Tori Avey of The Shiksa in the Kitchen blog said this recipe stems from her Israeli mother-in-law. The original called for yeast and needed time to rise; Avey uses baking powder to speed up the prep Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune