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Beloved classics and new twists: 11 recipes for Hanukkah

Lucy Waverman's 'ultimate' brisket.

ASHLEY HUTCHESON/ashley hutcheson The Globe and Mail

The best basic latkes: Self-rising flour makes these irresistibly lacy and crisp

The ultimate brisket: This recipe is adapted from one by chef David Lee at Splendido

Doughnut bread pudding: This pudding is a slam dunk

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Crisp-skinned salmon with apple compote: Salmon and apples make such a lovely combination

Sweet potato latkes with cumin: A sweet new take on a favourite

Celery root latkes: These latkes are flavourful and interesting

Roasted lamb chopsRoasted lamb chops: These pair nicely with the celery root latkes

Low-fat potato pancake: To trim fat and calories, these are baked not fried

Barbecued beef brisket: The leftovers make great sandwiches

Zucchini pancakes with garlic-yogurt topping: Use as an hors d'oeuvre or serve as a side dish

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Rugelach: These crescent-shaped cookies are the ultimate sweet treat

Applesauce: Add the peels and cores for more body

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