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Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

December 9, 2020 | By Jeremy Scheck | 31 Comments

These jelly doughnuts are traditional for Chanukah, but only take 20 minutes to make, and they’re great any time of year. Using yogurt and baking powder rather than yeast, these are light and fluffy — and not too sweet!

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Yield: ~20

Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Ingredients

  • Oil for frying, such as peanut
  • 1 cup (285g) full fat greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cup (160g) all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) light brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Jam of choice, for filling (I recommend pureeing if it's chunky)
  • Powdered sugar, for presenting

Instructions

  1. Add a couple of inches of frying oil to a medium sauce pan and start heating on low heat.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl until just combined. Don't over mix, but you don't want streaks of flour or egg.
  3. When the oil is hot (around 350° F if you're using a thermometer - otherwise you can test with a tiny bit of dough) - drop in spoonfuls of dough (working in batches). Don't overcrowd the pot. The temperature is right if it immediately bubbles around the dough and they cook in 3-4 minutes without burning. If you feel they are cooking too fast, you can turn off the heat altogether, or add in another scoop of dough or a splash of room-temp oil.
  4. When your doughnuts are deeply golden brown, take them out of the oil and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. When they're all done, inject with jam as desired. A squeeze bottle, piping tip, or a marinade injector all do the job.
  6. They are best enjoyed right after cooking.
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  1. I made these sufganiyot tonight and they were so good!! I love to experiment in the kitchen, but baking does not come naturally to me. This recipe was super easy to follow, and I will definitely be making this again soon.

  2. I made these sufganiyot tonight and they were so good!! I love to experiment in the kitchen, but baking does not come naturally to me. This recipe was super easy to follow, and I will definitely be making this again soon.

  3. They were perfectly crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and best of all, they were super easy to make. These will definitely be a new Chanukah staple in my house!

  4. I made these for my family and everyone said that they were delicious! I’m not really a fan of jelly, so is there anything you recommend I could substitute?

  5. I’ve changed my mind about non-yeasted donuts! These donuts don’t use yeast to puff them up but they are still insanely light and fluffy, they’re the best right after you fried them. I used sour cream instead of yogurt and they’re still delicious, I think these pair very well with the Bonne Maman jams 🙂

  6. These are unreal. So delicious and even easier to make. Never again will I deal with yeast dough! Shockingly tasty. Go Jeremy you’ve done it again!!

  7. My new go to doughnut recipe!!! These were not only so easy and quick, but delicious. Definitely 10/10 and will make again. They were a wee bit hard to fill but amazing! 🙂

  8. These were amazing! I had most of the ingredients at home. I just had to pick up the jam and Greek yogurt. They were so easy to put together. My family and I gobbled them down while they were warm! Thanks for the recipe, Jeremy! I’ll definitely be making Sufganiyot again.

  9. We made these last night, and they were amazing. We had to do some substitutions for allergies but still came out so easy. You weren’t kidding when you said 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I just made these the other day and they were great! I am a little bit of a disaster when it comes to frying things but the ball shape made it pretty easy. I filled it with raspberry jam and it was perfection. Definite house favorite! 10/10

  11. These were fantastic to make! I loved them, I know Channukah is over, it’s been over (lol) but my brothers, sister’s, and parents realllllllyyyyyy loved them.
    (Trying to find where to review/rate them Bec I’m lost haha)

  12. I made these a month ago and they were ✨DIVINE✨. I thought the recipe would be difficult, but I was shocked how easy it was and that it took me less than 30 minutes to make them. The only thing missing that was the sugar Jeremy put on top of his Sufganiyot in the tiktok video. Because I don’t bake that much, Nevertheless they were still amazing ????????

  13. Absolutely love this recipe, the doughnuts were delicious!! Thanks for making some great recipes to celebrate Jewish culture

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