Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Okay, it might be weird to be posting a Hanukkah recipe here, but it’s jelly doughnuts! Homemade! Who can pass that up?

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Yield: Makes 20


2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, plus more for rolling
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups vegetable oil, plus more for a bowl
1 cup seedless raspberry jam


Step 1

In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Place flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the center; add eggs, yeast mixture, 1/4 cup sugar, butter, nutmeg, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir until a sticky dough forms. On a well-floured work surface, knead until dough is smooth, soft, and bounces back when poked with a finger, about 8 minutes (add more flour, if necessary). Place in an oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Step 3

On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch-round cutter or drinking glass, cut 20 rounds. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise 15 minutes.

Step 4

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil until a deep-frying thermometer registers 370 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, carefully slip 4 rounds into oil. Fry until golden, about 40 seconds. Turn doughnuts over; fry until golden on the other side, another 40 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Roll in sugar while warm. Fry all dough, and roll in sugar.

Step 5

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a #4 tip with jam. Using a wooden skewer or toothpick, make a hole in the side of each doughnut. Fit the pastry tip into a hole, pipe about 2 teaspoons jam into the doughnut. Repeat with remaining doughnuts.

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.


Not me, that’s for sure! :joy::+1: Donuts with the hole in the middle are one thing, but the full circle donuts need to have something tasty in the middle in my book- and jelly is always a great choice! :yum:

Thanks for sharing this, Amethyst! :sparkles:


You’re welcome! I love jelly doughnuts. I may just have to stop and get some today.


Mmm. That sounds like a great idea!


I decided to get chocolate-covered cherries today in my grocery order. I’m bad.