Sufganiyot, Israeli-Style Jelly Doughnuts

Sufganiyot, Israeli-Style Jelly Doughnuts Recipe

Surprise your family with a platter of homemade sufganiyot, Israeli-style Berliners! The process takes a little time, but biting into a fresh, warm doughnut is worth it. Fill them with cherry or blackberry preserves and sprinkle with a sweet dusting of powdered sugar. They are a scrumptious dessert or snack.

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Total Time

2 Hours 30 Minutes

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      • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
      • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
      • 1 Packet Active Dry Yeast (1/4 Ounces)
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
      • 2 Large Egg Yolks
      • 3/4 Cup Warm Milk (105-115 Degrees)
      • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (At Room Temperature)
      • 6 Cups Canola Oil
      • 2/3 Cup Jam Or Jelly (I Highly Recommend Cherry Or Blackberry Preserves )
      • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. In a stand mixer, add flour, sugar, yeast & salt and whisk to combine. Use the hook attachment on medium-low speed and mix in yolks and milk until a dough forms, about 1 minute. Increase speed to medium-high, add butter and mix until dough is smooth & elastic, about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Form the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, turning it to coat in the oil. With a sheet of plastic wrap, cover bowl and let dough rise in a warm place until its size has doubled, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  3. Sprinkle a sheet pan lightly with flour and set aside. Punch the dough down and transfer to a lightly-floured work surface. Roll dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to cut out as many circles as possible. Arrange on prepared sheet pan 1/2 -inch apart. Repeat steps until about 30 circles are on the sheet pan. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and let rise until about 1/2- inch thick, about 30 minutes.
  4. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-frying thermometer. Meanwhile, on another sheet pan, add a layer of paper towels and top with a wire rack. Set aside. Fit a pastry bag with a 1/4-inch round tip and fill with jam or jelly. Set aside.
  5. Use a flat spatula to transfer 6 dough circles, one at a time, into the oil. Leave a space of at least 1 inch between each one and keep the oil temperature at 350 degrees. Fry the doughnuts until the bottoms are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Use a fork to flip the doughnuts and fry until the other side is golden brown, another 1-2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to prepared sheet pan to cool. Repeat steps until all doughnuts are fried and cooled.
  6. Use a paring knife to puncture the side of each cooled doughnut, forming a pocket in the center. Place the pastry tip into each doughnut and pipe in about 1 teaspoon of jam or jelly. Use a fine-mesh sieve to dust doughnuts with powdered sugar.

Nutrition & Cost Facts


319 kcal


44 g


14 g


3 g

Cost Per Serving


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