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mmmyummy

Happy Channukah

Merry Christmas and Happy Channukah,


In my first post to this addictively delicious site, may I ask folks out there for recipes for sufganiyot, or yeasted doughnuts, typically served on Channukah?  I would especially appreciate recipes that do not contain dairy products.  If anybody has a sourdough version that you like, I would love to try it.  Come on guys, we have 8 days so let the games begin...


 


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Janknitz's picture
Janknitz

If you have a good parve challah recipe, that will make nice doughnuts.  I fry the dough and then roll in cinnamon sugar.  Yum!


Just don't make the same mistake I did the first time.  I decided to make "doughnut holes" instead of doughnuts, and they were bigger than they should have been.  They were beautifully cooked on the outside but inside, a raw, gooey mess.  YUCK!  If I'd tried to cook until done, it would have burned the outside. 


Doughnut shapes are there for a reason--so that the hot oil can penetrate every part.  If you make holes instead, keep them small.  I bought both large and  small circular dough cutters so I can make real doughnuts this time!


 

mmmyummy's picture
mmmyummy

Thank you for your suggestion!  Maybe I will try a different recipe every day.

Kroha's picture
Kroha

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sufganiyot-40003


I will be using this recipe for the first time tomorrow tomake sufganiyot for 30people. There are some reviews on the site that might be helpful.


Good luck!


Kroha

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mmmyummy

Thank you so much!  How did they turn out?

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wutmeworry

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Hanukkah/At_Home/Foods/Jelly_Doughnuts.shtml


Hi!  I tried the recipe at the link above and the results were less than stellar -- sorta like jelly-filled cardboard balls rolled in confectioner's sugar.  It's the simplest recipe I've found though, so I'm giving it another chance.  Right now in my fridge, I have a ball of that dough and 2 others.  I'm hoping they'll be okay after spending the night retarding.  I'm supposed to take a bunch to a Chanukkah party tomorrow.  Here are the links to the other 2 recipes.  I'll post the results.


 http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/hanukkah-sufganiyot-jelly-doughnuts 


Oops --can't find the other link. If the recipe works, I'll just post the whole thing.


 

Kroha's picture
Kroha

I think they turned out fine.  I have never made or ate them ebfore, so have nothing to compare with.  But they baked through, puffed up nicely and everyone was happy with them.  Kroha