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Extra Easy Donuts for Chanukah (Sufganiyot)


Chanuka is not Chanuka without donuts fried in oil. But no one wants to spend lots of time on a complicated donut recipe when they would rather be spending time with their families, watching the menorah. This donut recipe is classic, so easy to make (they only need to rise for 45 minutes!) and come out looking perfect every time.


Prepare the Extra Easy Donuts

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.  


Deep fry in large double roaster pan for large volume frying.



Slices of raw carrots in the oil will prevent oil from burning and allow doughnuts to fry at even pace.



Photography and Styling: Tamara Friedman