Homemade Jelly Filled Powdered Donuts (Hanukkah Sufganiyot) Recipe

When you think about Hanukkah – what’s the first thing that comes to mind (besides cool gifts)?

Menorahs? Dreidels?

One thing is for sure: jelly-filled Hanukkah donuts (aka sufganiyot) is definitely one of em’!

Let’s ignore the fact that these delicious donuts are the biggest contributor to our Hanukkah bellies. We can worry about getting rid of our “holiday weight” later (that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for).

For these 8 days – we’re going to focus on making delicious Hanukkah jelly filled donuts for the kids with this dead-easy recipe.

Recommended: Check out our homemade strawberry jam recipe for a full-fledged homemade Hanukkah donut recipe.

Recipe
Jelly Filled Powdered Donuts (Hanukkah Sufganiyot)
Jelly Filled Powdered Hanukkah Sufganiyot
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A super-easy recipe for delicious homemade jelly filled powdered donuts (Sufganiyot) for Hanukkah. (Plus homemade jam if you’re up for it!)
Servings Prep Time
15 donuts 45 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
15 donuts 45 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Jelly Filled Powdered Donuts (Hanukkah Sufganiyot)
Jelly Filled Powdered Hanukkah Sufganiyot
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A super-easy recipe for delicious homemade jelly filled powdered donuts (Sufganiyot) for Hanukkah. (Plus homemade jam if you’re up for it!)
Servings Prep Time
15 donuts 45 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
15 donuts 45 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk or water, lukewarm
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup strawberry jam Raspberry jam, cranberry jelly or caramel filling work as well
  • powdered sugar
Special Equipment
Servings: donuts
Instructions
  1. Add yeast, warm milk (or water) and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and whisk properly. Set it aside for approximately 10 minutes so it’ll get foamy.
  2. In a large bowl – combine flour, eggs, yeast mixture, butter, salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Stir properly until the mixture becomes doughy.
  3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it becomes smooth, and transfer the though to a separate bowl covered with cooking spray, and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place until it doubles (approximately 1 hour).
  4. On a pastry board dusted with flower – roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Using a drinking glass – cut the dough into small donut circles (about 15). Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, heat vegetable oil in a saucepan up to 375 degrees.
  7. Place the donuts in the hot oil (5 at a time) until they turn golden-brown on both sides (about 1 minute each side)
  8. Start taking the Sufganiyot out of the pan using a slotted spoon, and let them cool on a baking sheet covered with paper towels.
  9. When still warm, roll the donuts in powdered sugar
  10. Fill a pastry bag with jam (strawberry jam is the most popular choice). If you’re a pro Using a toothpick, create a hole in the side of the donut, and fill it with jam.
    Tip:If you’re serious, you can use a jelly donut filler instead
  11. Serve warm & Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Suganiyot are best served warm & fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Jelly Filled Powdered Hanukkah Sufganiyot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Summary

How did your jelly filled powdered donuts turn out?

Did you use homemade or store-bought jelly?

We would love to hear all about your Sufganiyot experience in the comments! And please also rate the recipe if you liked it.

Be'Teavon & Happy Hanukkah!

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Jelly Filled Powdered Donuts (Hanukkah Sufganiyot) Recipe

  • July 14, 2017 at 06:46

    thankyou for sharing this recipe 🙂

    Reply
    • July 14, 2017 at 16:51

      Glad you liked it Taylor!

      Reply
  • December 11, 2018 at 23:07

    This is such a bad website because Hanukkah is not nothing without sufganiyot and that’s not what I think of first when Hanukkah comes to my mind so this makes me mad.

    Reply
    • December 11, 2018 at 23:15

      Adam, light(en) up. There’s no need to get all serious all the time.

      Not everything is meant literally… especially not when its a recipe for Hanukkah donuts.

      Happy Hanukkah!

      Reply

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