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Don’t be intimidated! Learn how to make these delicious Israeli-style donuts whenever you please.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes + 2 hours rising
  • Yield: 25


For the dough:

  • 3½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3½ Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 ¼ cups lukewarm milk

For frying:

  • 1 litre canola oil

For the fillings:

  • ½ cup strawberry or raspberry jam
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ½ cup ready made vanilla pudding

For serving:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


  1. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and sugar, and mix well. Add the yeast and mix.
  2. Using a mixer fitted with a hook attachment mix the flour mixture on low speed and add the egg and butter. Gradually add the warm milk and continue mixing for 8-10 minutes until the dough is soft.
  3. Make the dough into a ball and place it in a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, for about 1½-2 hours.
  4. Once the dough has risen, place dough on a lightly floured work surface and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to ¾-inch thick. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut circles out of the dough, as close to one another as possible.
  5. Place the dough circles on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow to rise again for 20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, heat the oil in a deep frying pan until it reaches 350°F.
  7. Place around four dough circles into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown, but not too brown.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough. Allow to cool slightly before filling.
  9. To fill the sufganiyot: Fill a piping bag with your desired filling. Using a sharp knife, make a small slit on the top the sufganiyot. Place the piping bag inside the slit and fill until you can see the filling on top.
  • Author: The Nosher
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours rising time
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Hanukkah