M'Norah Mo' ProblemsM'Norah Mo' Problems: Sufganiyot aka The Best Jelly Donuts EverJulia Gazdag

We’ve already discussed the crucial role that oil, and the frying of things therein, plays in celebrating Hanuka to its fullest. The less potato-y and more sugary cousin of the latke is the jelly donut. When you make them for Hanuka they’re called sufganiyot, because it’s a foreign word and makes the donuts taste more exotic.

Basically you fry up some dough, stuff it with jelly, throw on some powdered sugar, and go to town on it. I mean, you could also just walk down to Krispy Kreme, but what’s the fun in that? Grab an apron and go on an adventure! I perused the interwebs for some recipes, and even though Martha Stewart and Epicurious have some good looking ones, I decided to post this old school one for you guys. Enjoy!

You’ll need:

  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 or 5 cups. flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Jelly of your choice for filling
  • Powdered Sugar

Mix water, sugar, juice, and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes. Melt margarine and add to yeast mixture. Beat in eggs and salt. Add flour, mixing and kneading by hand to form a soft dough. Let rise 1-1/2 hours. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut circles (approximately 2 inches). Let circles rise 1/2 hour.

Deep fry at 400° F about 3 minutes, turning once. Pipe in jelly and roll in powdered sugar.

Only three more weeks until Hanuka! Color me excited!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1612961 Caitlin Fitzgibbons

    Dough, filling, and powdered sugar day on Hello Giggles! Imma make this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/naomiroseprale Naomi Prale

    Oh these are my fave. I hope you do a post about all the Hannukah jams out there! Those are the best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/juliagazdag Julia Gazdag

      Oooh that’s a good idea. I’ll see if I can incorporate it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19101944 Laura Owen

    MMmmmm….whimpermoan! I really, really should stop looking at these food posts at work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dionne.joffray Dionne Joffray

    I thought this was a three month premature post about pączki. Rats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/juliagazdag Julia Gazdag

      It can be whatever you want it to be. Dream big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nashvegasbabe88 Laura Ashley

    i’m gonna make these :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314872258 Nancy Tinta Melkonian

    what kind of oil do you fry in? veg, cannola, etc

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