Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)
A hanukah party treat, these jelly donuts bring the miracle of oil to your table.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups flour (625 mL)
3/4 cup warm milk (175 mL)
1 pkg dry yeast (about 1 tbsp or 10 mL)
2 eggs (separated)
4 tbsp. sugar (50 mL)
1/4 tsp. salt (1 mL)
1 tsp. vanilla (5 mL)
1 tsp. (5 mL) cinnamon (or 1 tbsp. (10 mL) grated lemon rind, I used cinnamon)
1/4 cup butter (one stick) or more
Jam for filling
Vegetable oil (for frying)

Note: If you want to serve sufganiyot at a meat meal, you can replace the milk with water, and the butter with non-dairy margarine.

INSTRUCTIONS

First, mix together the yeast, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and the milk (or hot water). Let it sit for a few minutes -- you should see it bubbling.

Sift the flour and mix it with the 2 remaining tablespoons of sugar, salt, lemon rind or cinnamon, 2 egg yolks, and the yeast mixture.

Knead the dough into a ball. Add the butter (or margarine), and knead it into the dough until the butter or margarine is fully absorbed. Cover the dough with a tea towel and put it into the refrigerator overnight to rise. If you don't have enough time t o do this, let the dough rise for about an hour, or until it's doubled in size.

When the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured board to a thickness of about a centimetre. Cut the dough with a small round glass or a cookie-cutter into an even number of rounds. You should be able to make at least 24 rounds.

Now for the filling. Take a small spoonful of jam and place in the middle of half of your rounds. Use whichever kind of jam is your favourite. Over each round with jam in the middle, place another round. Seal the edges with your fingers and egg whites . (You'll probably want a pastry brush for the egg whites). Leave the doughnuts to rise for about half-an-hour.

Heat about 6 centimetres of vegetable oil to about 375 degrees (Celsius). Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil, browning on both sides. When done, drain the sufganiyot on paper towels, and when they've cooled a little, dust them in icing sugar.

Serves

12 small jelly donuts

Source

http://www1.sympatico.ca/Features/Hanukkah/sufganiyot.html

Category

Dessert