Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)
Sufganiyot Doughnuts

"Sufganiyot (plural: sufganiyot) are round jelly filled deep-fried doughnuts, normally filled with jelly or custard and topped with powdered sugar. This Jewish holiday treat is typically served during Hanukkah to observe the custom of eating fried foods in commemoration the temple oil miracle. Bakeries will sell Sufganiyot weeks before Hanukkah begins. It is one of the most popular foods for Hanukkah in Israel. In fact, by the 21st century, more Israeli Jews report eating Sufganiyot on Hanukkah than fasting on Yom Kippur."

Serves14 People


  1. In a large bowl, place flour, yogurt, vanilla sugar and eggs. Knead until all ingredients are combined and a sticky, doughy batter is formed. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Heat 6 cups canola oil in a 6-quart stockpot, covered, over medium heat. When dough is ready, uncover oil and raise heat to high.

  3. Drop batter in oil, one tablespoon at a time, frying up to seven doughnuts at the same time. Using a slotted spoon, turn doughnuts over when halfway browned, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Fry for another 2-3 minutes or until entire doughnut is deep golden brown and cooked through.

  4. Remove doughnuts and let cool on paper towel-lined plates. Repeat with remaining batter. Fill a squeeze bottle with jelly and inject a little into each. Roll each doughnut in confectioner’s sugar and serve.

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