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Sufganiyot

Sufganiyot are believed to have first come from Spain, adapted from a similar treat, the sopaipilla. Others say the sopaipilla was borrowed from the Jews. Either way, as a tradition, doughnuts are an easy one to adopt, especially with this easy sufganiyot recipe. —David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola or peanut oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, yeast, cloves and 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour. In a small saucepan, heat the water, honey and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a resealable bag; insert a small tip. Fill bag with preserves.
  • With a small knife, pierce a hole into the side of each doughnut; fill with preserves. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.



Test Kitchen Tip
  • Sufganiyot are a traditional Hanukkah treat. Check out our top 100 Hanukkah recipes .
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 filled doughnut: 133 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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