How to make Israeli Sufganiyot ?

Hanukkah is nearby and this is the time to make delicious Sufganiyot!

Sufganiyah is a ball-shaped doughnut .There are many stages when you make Sufganiyot: first deep-fried, then pierced and injected with strawberry Jam, and then topped with powdered sugar .


Sufganiyot are widely consumed in Israel in the weeks before and during Hanukkah. This is a basic recipe. You can change the filling to Dulce de leche , Chocolate or any other sweet spread. Bon appétit !


• 2 cups all-purpose flour,

• 1/4 cup granulated sugar

• 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

• 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

• 2 large egg yolks

• 3/4 cup warm whole milk

• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ,at room temperature

• 6 cups canola oil, for frying

• 2/3 cup smooth strawberry jam

• Powdered sugar, for dusting


1. Place the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk to combine. Add the yolks and milk and mix, using the hook attachment, on medium-low speed until a shaggy dough forms, about 1 minute. Add the butter, increase the speed to medium high, and mix until the dough is smooth, shiny, and elastic, about 5 minutes.

2. Coat a large bowl with oil. Form the dough into a ball, place in the bowl, and turn to coat in the oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

3. Lightly flour a baking sheet; set aside. Punch down the dough, transfer to a lightly floured work surface, and roll until about 1/4 inches thick. Using a 2-inch round cutter, stamp out as many dough rounds as possible and place on the prepared baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Gather the dough scraps into a ball and roll out again, stamping rounds until you have 30 total on the baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let rise in a warm place until puffy and about 1/2 inch thick, about 30 minutes.

4. Place the canola oil in a Dutch oven or a large, heavy-bottomed pot and set over medium heat until the temperature reaches 350°F on a candy/fat thermometer. Meanwhile, line a second baking sheet with paper towels and place a wire rack over the paper towels; set aside. Place the jam or jelly in a piping bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round tip; set aside.

5. Using a flat spatula, carefully transfer the dough rounds, one at a time, into the oil. Fry until the bottoms are golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Carefully flip with a fork and fry until the second side is golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes more. .Remove with a slotted spoon to the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough rounds.

6. When the doughnuts are cool enough, use a paring knife to puncture the side of each to form a pocket in the center. Place the tip of the piping bag into the pocket and pipe about 1 teaspoon of jam. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah – Hanukkah Sameach - חנוכה שמח ! 

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One Response to How to make Israeli Sufganiyot ?

  1. Crystal Darrot says:

    Many thanks will make it an Happy Holidays Shalom.

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