Sufganiot (Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts) Recipe

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  1. Whisk together the yeast, water and sugar, salt, oil, egg yolks, egg, vanilla and lemon extract.
  2. Blend well and stir in most of the flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead by hand, machine or in bread machine (dough setting), adding flour as needed.
  4. The dough should have some body, not too slack, supple, smooth and elastic.
  5. Place in a greased plastic bag and refrigerate at least 2 to 4 hours or overnight.
  6. If you are in a hurry, allow dough to rest at least 20 minutes, then proceed.
  7. If dough has risen at all, punch or flatten down, then pinch off pieces and form into small balls, about the size of golf balls.
  8. Otherwise, roll dough out to about three-quarters of an inch.
  9. Using a two and half inch or three inch biscuit cutter, cut out rounds.
  10. Cover and let sit 15 minutes while heating oil.
  11. In a deep fryer, or heavy dutch oven, heat about four inches of oil or a combination of oil and melted shortening.
  12. Add the doughnuts to the hot oil (temperature should be about 375 F.) and fry until the undersides are deep brown.
  13. Turn over once and finish frying the other side.
  14. Lift doughnuts out using a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towels.
  15. To fill, make a small opening and spoon in jam or jelly, or just sprinkle lightly with regular or extra fine granulated sugar by shaking doughnuts in a paper bag.
  16. Test oil temperature: It's a good idea to try frying one doughnut to start with.
  17. Once the doughnut seems done, take it out and cut it open to see if the inside is cooked.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 734.18 Kcal (3074 kJ)
Calories from fat 130.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.51g 22%
Cholesterol 98.21mg 33%
Sodium 618.58mg 26%
Potassium 213.93mg 5%
Total Carbs 135.32g 45%
Sugars 30.88g 124%
Dietary Fiber 3.77g 15%
Protein 13.67g 27%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 37.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 265.27 Kcal (1111 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.24g 22%
Cholesterol 35.48mg 33%
Sodium 223.5mg 26%
Potassium 77.29mg 5%
Total Carbs 48.89g 45%
Sugars 11.16g 124%
Dietary Fiber 1.36g 15%
Protein 4.94g 27%
Iron 1.9mg 30%
Calcium 13.6mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.1
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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