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What better way to celebrate Hanukkah than with these tasty deep-fried doughnuts? The recipe calls for cranberry sauce, but if you don’t have any on hand, use your favorite jelly instead. Whatever you choose, these doughnuts will be sweet, chewy, and delicious.

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5
Servings
497
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon dry yeast
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 Cups lukewarm milk or water (water for meat meal, milk for dairy meal)
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, seperated
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or pareve margarine, softened
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sugar, for rolling
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Directions

Mix together the yeast, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the milk. Let sit until it bubbles.

Sift the flour and mix with the remaining sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg yolks, and yeast mixture.

Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Add the butter/margarine. Knead some more, until the butter is well absorbed into the mixture. Cover with a towel and let it rise overnight, or at least 2 hours, in the fridge.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Cut the dough into 24 rounds with a juice glass or any object with a 2-inch diameter.

Brush the 12 rounds with beaten egg whites. Take 1/2 teaspoon of the cranberry sauce and place in center of 12 rounds. Press down at edges, crimping with the thumb and second finger to seal. Let rise for 30 minutes.

Heat 2 inches of oil in a pan, to about 375 degrees.

Drop donuts into the hot oil, about 5 at a time, not crowding the pan. Turn to brown on both sides. Drain on papaer towels and roll the donuts in sugar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
93g
72%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
264µg
66%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
49mg
3%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
37g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sufganiyot Shopping Tip

Buy cooking oils with high smoke points like peanut, canola, and safflower which don’t break down at the high temperatures needed for deep-frying.

Sufganiyot Cooking Tip

Don’t overcrowd the pan – if too much food is added at once, the oil temperature will drop and the food will steam instead of brown.