Is it even Chanukah without a great donut fried in oil? Most would say no, and we’d agree. But we also get the hesitation that comes along with making them.
That’s why we’re dedicating an entire article to an easy, classic, no fail, and HIGHLY rated donut recipe on our site.
This recipe has brought us positive reviews from readers, family, and friends for years! It’s a real winner every time.
From the Nitra Cookbook
5 cups flour
1 ounce yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
3 ounces margarine
3 egg yolks
1 and 3/4 cups water or juice
1. Dissolve yeast in water or juice, then combine the rest of the ingredients. Knead dough until smooth. Let rise 30 minutes.
2. Place dough on a well floured board. Form into one and half inch balls and let rise another 15 minutes.
3. Heat two and half inches oil in a deep skillet. Deep fry in hot oil, turning once, until golden in color. Drain on absorbent paper.
4. Dust liberally with confectioners sugar.
Note: Slices of raw carrots in the oil will prevent oil from burning and allow doughnuts to fry at even pace.
Tip: Deep fry in large double roaster pan for large volume frying.