Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

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  • Cooking and Prep: 3 h
  • Serves: 25
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There are never enough to last eight days! The sooner you eat these after making them, the better they are, although you will want to give them time to cool first!

 

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Ingredients (10)

Main ingredients

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Make the Doughnuts

  1. Combine flour and 1/3 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl, and make a well in the center. Place 1/4 cup warm water, 1 ounce fresh yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar into the well. When yeast begins to bubble, add egg and margarine to the bowl.

  2. Begin to mix the dough and when the ingredients are somewhat blended, add the lemon rind. Mix well. Slowly add water, starting with 1/3 cup. Knead the dough, and add more water, if necessary, to create a smooth, soft dough.

  3. Allow the dough to rise for 75 minutes. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, to one inch thickness. Using a cup, cut out circles from the dough. Let rise for 20 minutes.

  4. Heat three to four inches of oil (See tip below) over a medium flame in a four quart saucepan. Drop in dough circles and deep-fry two to three minutes per side. With a slotted spoon, remove doughnuts from oil and drain on paper towels. Cool.

  5. Decorate with confectioners’ sugar or fill with custard, jelly, or caramel.

Tip:

The oil must be hot enough for the sufganiyot to fry properly. To test the oil, put a tiny piece of dough into the pot. If the dough rises up to the top, then the oil is suffi ciently hot to fry the doughnuts

Credits

Styling and Photography by Chavi Feldman



  • Chani Halpern

    They were delicious, I made half a recipe as didn't need so many, but it only made 6 donuts (maybe large but 6 never the less) . Next time would do a full recipe. (Didn't add lemon rind as didn't have at hand)
    Posted by Chani.H |2022-01-02 07:25:49
    Replies:
    D. Schiff
    Totally makes sense that you got 6 donuts. When I make the full recipe I usually get about 12 nice size donuts.
    Posted by D. Scchiff|January 2, 2022
    D. Schiff
    I never use lemon rind in this recipe (or other recipes).
    Posted by D. Scchiff|January 2, 2022
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  • Chani Halpern

    They were delicious, I made half a recipe as didn't need so many, but it only made 6 donuts (maybe large but 6 never the less) . Next time would do a full recipe.
    Posted by Chani.H |2022-01-02 07:20:18
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  • Chani Halpern

    Posted by Chani.H |2022-01-02 07:19:49
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  • gitty normile

    Easy and delicious!

    I made these with spelt flour and left out the grated lemon and they were fluffy and a big hit!
    Posted by [email protected] |2020-01-02 05:23:24
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    0
  • Yael

    Margerine: Half a stick of Israeli or American?

    I'm in the middle of making this recipe and realize, I'm not sure what the right amount of margerine is.... in measurement?
    Posted by JerusaleMama |December 3, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    I would say American.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|December 3, 2018
    Goldy Bodner
    1 stick is 113 grams
    Posted by Gab_1899|December 4, 2018
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    2
  • Stacey Silverman

    Fresh yeast a must?

    What happens if we use the yeast granules instead?
    Posted by Shulamuna |December 2, 2018
    Replies:
    Chani Halpern
    I used 10g dry yeast and came out great.
    Posted by Chani.H|January 2, 2022
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    1
  • D. Schiff

    I’ve been using this donut recipe from the original Dining In Cookbook where this is originally taken from for a number of years already. Everybody here & beyond whom I’ve given it to LOVES these donuts!
    Posted by D. Scchiff |2018-11-08 22:35:27
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    I love them too!!!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|November 9, 2018
    0
    1
 
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  • Chani Halpern

    They were delicious, I made half a recipe as didn't need so many, but it only made 6 donuts (maybe large but 6 never the less) . Next time would do a full recipe. (Didn't add lemon rind as didn't have at hand)
    Posted by Chani.H |2022-01-02 07:25:49
    Replies:
    D. Schiff
    Totally makes sense that you got 6 donuts. When I make the full recipe I usually get about 12 nice size donuts.
    Posted by D. Scchiff|January 2, 2022
    D. Schiff
    I never use lemon rind in this recipe (or other recipes).
    Posted by D. Scchiff|January 2, 2022
    0
    2
  • Chani Halpern

    They were delicious, I made half a recipe as didn't need so many, but it only made 6 donuts (maybe large but 6 never the less) . Next time would do a full recipe.
    Posted by Chani.H |2022-01-02 07:20:18
    Replies:
    0
    0
  • gitty normile

    Easy and delicious!

    I made these with spelt flour and left out the grated lemon and they were fluffy and a big hit!
    Posted by [email protected] |2020-01-02 05:23:24
    Replies:
    0
    0
  • D. Schiff

    I’ve been using this donut recipe from the original Dining In Cookbook where this is originally taken from for a number of years already. Everybody here & beyond whom I’ve given it to LOVES these donuts!
    Posted by D. Scchiff |2018-11-08 22:35:27
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    I love them too!!!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|November 9, 2018
    0
    1
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  • Yael

    Margerine: Half a stick of Israeli or American?

    I'm in the middle of making this recipe and realize, I'm not sure what the right amount of margerine is.... in measurement?
    Posted by JerusaleMama |December 3, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    I would say American.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|December 3, 2018
    Goldy Bodner
    1 stick is 113 grams
    Posted by Gab_1899|December 4, 2018
    0
    2
  • Stacey Silverman

    Fresh yeast a must?

    What happens if we use the yeast granules instead?
    Posted by Shulamuna |December 2, 2018
    Replies:
    Chani Halpern
    I used 10g dry yeast and came out great.
    Posted by Chani.H|January 2, 2022
    0
    1
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