Recipe by Marcy Goldman

Perfect Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
24 Servings
1 Hour, 25 Minutes

Sufganiyot are the classic jelly-filled doughnut. Milk makes a richer dough, but using all water is fine for a lighter dough that is also parve (non dairy).

Yields 2 to 3 dozen


Main ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Gefen Instant or bread machine yeast

  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1 cup warm milk or water

  • 1/3 cup oil or parve (non-dairy) shortening

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg yolks

  • 4–5 cups all-purpose flour, as necessary

  • 1 and 1/2 cups Tuscanini Jam or jelly for filling (strawberry or raspberry)

  • oil for frying

  • granulated superfine sugar


Prepare the Dough


In a large mixer bowl, whisk the yeast with the water and let stand two to three minutes.


Add the milk or water and oil or shortening. Let the mixture cool a bit and then add the sugar, salt, eggs and yolks. Stir well and pour into the yeast mixture.


Add the flour and stir on low speed to form a soft dough. Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead for five to eight minutes, adding a bit of flour as needed to form a firmer dough. When the dough is smooth and elastic, remove the dough hook, spray the dough with nonstick cooking spray and cover the bowl with a large plastic bag. Let the dough rise until almost double in size or do a cold rise overnight in the refrigerator.



Punch down the dough and pinch off pieces to form small, golf ball-sized balls. Place them on a cookie sheet or plate, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.



In a deep fryer or heavy Dutch oven, heat four inches of oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the doughnuts a few at a time and fry until the undersides are deep brown. Gently turn over once and finish frying the other side. Lift the doughnuts out using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.


Slit the doughnuts open two-thirds of the way. Pipe or spoon in a tablespoon or so of jelly and gently reseal the doughnuts. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired. Serve at once.

Perfect Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

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Fayge Spira
Fayge Spira
6 months ago
Giti gross
Giti gross
1 year ago

Super easy and delish recipe. We all loved it thanks

Tzippy Prero
Tzippy Prero
4 years ago

Really Perfect. First time I made donuts. So easy and delicious.