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Hanukkah doughnuts, or sufganiyot, are a sweet part of the Jewish festival of lights celebration. Find recipes here for delicious deep-fried doughs filled with jelly or custard and topped with powdered sugar.

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By jab120638

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (24 Votes)
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Servings 20
Preparation time 50
Cooking time 80

  • 3/4 cup warm water heated to about 110°F
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast, about 1 scant tablespoon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup for coating
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or unsalted butter, room temperature
  • peanut oil, for frying, plus more for bowl
  • 1/4 cup raspberry or strawberry jam or jelly

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Enjoy this Hanukkah treat with a little twist, instead of being jelly-filled, give this Hazelnut Spread-Filled Sufg...

  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package regular active dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 3/4 cup warm milk, brought to 105°F to 115°F
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons hazelnut spread with cocoa
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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Fill your sufganiyot with your favorite flavors—preserves, chocolate, hazelnut spread—and enjoy these classic H...

  • 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves, such as raspberry or blueberry or chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • sifted powdered sugar to garnish
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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Rich caramel flavors piped into freshly fried doughnuts, these decant treats make a great addition to any Hanukkah ...

  • SUFGANIYOT:
  • 1/2 cup warm water brought to about 105°F to 115°F
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages regular active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 pinch, divided
  • 5 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup warm milk brought to about 105°F to 115°F
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • DULCE DE LECHE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 (1-pint) package heavy whipping cream, about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (13.4 oz) can dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons shortening
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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Lighten-up the Festival of Lights with these baked jelly donuts, traditionally served during Hanukkah

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages rapid-rise yeast, 5 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups warm whole milk brought to 120°F to 130°F, plus extra for brushing
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cherry or other jam
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Nothing like have a honey glazed doughnut from Dunkin Doughnuts! Now you can have them anytime you'd like with the

  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
4.5/5 (59 Votes)

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Nothing better than hot, fresh donuts! Mandazi are African donuts that are spiced with a little cardamon, cinnamon,...

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying donuts
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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Sunny Morning Doughnuts are the best way to wake up on Sunday Funday

  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • oil for deep frying
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting the finished doughnuts
4.4/5 (44 Votes)

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A baked donut with the flavors of a classic cinnamon roll

  • CINNAMON ROLL TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • DONUT BATTER:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash of milk
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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Egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar, these sweet morning tre...

  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package Fleischmann’s active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for sprinkling
4.2/5 (56 Votes)

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French Crullers are soft doughnuts with a sweet glaze

  • HONEY GLAZE:
  • 1/2-inch star pastry attachment
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk or water
4.3/5 (52 Votes)

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Oh, there is nothing better than a homemade sour cream doughnut that is hot and fresh out of the frying pan, then d...

  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water
4.3/5 (47 Votes)

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HCG Diet friendly Coconut Flour Donuts with toasted coconut sprinkles

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Truvia (or other sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter (coconut oil)
4.5/5 (29 Votes)

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Make breakfast or brunch special with these homemade buttermilk donuts

  • DOUGHNUTS:
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (that's 1/2 a stick) unsalted butter, melted, and cooled
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • BUTTERMILK GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (you may not need to use the entire amount)
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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While latkes are the snack most commonly associated with Hanukkah, sufganiyot are more commonly consumed in Israel

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the baking sheet and rolling out the dough
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packet active dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup warm whole milk brought to about 110°F
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, about 1/4 stick, brought to room temperature
  • 6 cups vegetable or canola oil, about 1 1/2 quarts, for frying, plus more for coating the bowl
  • 2/3 cup smooth jam or jelly
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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