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Sufganiyot - Hanukkah Jam Doughnuts

Veena Azmanov

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Sufganiyot are jam doughnuts made to celebrate Hanukkah by the Jewish people. This simple and easy recipe will have your kids asking for them all year round. These are filled with strawberry jam, but try chocolate, jelly, or other variety too

– These are yeast-risen and deep fried in the shape of large buns unlike the donuts with a hole.


– All the ingredients are simple and easy to find or pantry staples.

Donut dough


The dough takes only about 10 minutes to make



Let the dough rise for 60 to 90 minutes or until double in size.

Divide and shape


Divide and shape the dough into balls. Proof the balls for 30 to 45 mins or until almost double in size. 

Deep frying 


Deep fry the donuts in hot oil. You will need about 2 to 3 minutes for each donut to cook and be beautifully brown.

Jam filling 


Put the jam in a piping bag and fill each donut with some jam.

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