CHANUKAH RECIPE: Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Chanukah Recipe

Sufganiyot are traditional Jewish doughnuts rolled in powdered sugar. Yogurt and vanilla sugar are the secret ingredients. Traditional treats for Chanukah, these hole-less donuts are fried in vegetable oil, which symbolizes the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days. We found this recipe on all - give them a try!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 50 mins, cooking time 10 mins.


4 cups self-raising flour

2 eggs

2 (8 ounce) containers yogurt

2 tbsp white sugar


2 tbsp vanilla sugar

3 quarts vegetable oil (for frying)

Equipment Needed: Spoon, large mixing bowl, large pot, slotted spoon, paper towels

Combine flour, eggs, yogurt, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Set the dough aside for 30 minutes.

Form the dough into balls with a 2-inch diameter.

Heat the vegetable oil to 365 degrees F (190 degrees C) in a large pot or deep fryer over high heat. It is best to use a basket or slotted spoon for deep frying the sufganiyot, as the oil will be extremely hot. Deep fry the dough in the oil. Let the sufganiyot cool and drain on paper towels.