Sufganiyot are jelly-filled doughnuts that are eaten year round, but especially on Hanukkah. Since the Hanukkah story is all about the oil we saved in the Temple, Hanukkah is a great time to chow down on some really oily foods. Naturally, doughnuts fall right into that category. Enjoy this jelly doughnut recipe – just don’t eat too much! For other sweet things straight from Israel, click here

Ingredients: 

· 2 packages yeast 
· 1/3 cup sugar 
· 3/4 cup water 
· 1/4 cup orange juice 
· 1/3 cup margarine 
· 1/2 teaspoon salt 
· 4 or 5 cups. flour 
· 3 egg yolks 
· Jelly of your choice for filling 
· Powdered Sugar 

Preparation: 

Mix water, sugar, juice, and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes. Melt margarine and add to yeast mixture. Beat in eggs and salt. Add flour, mixing and kneading by hand to form soft dough. Let rise 1-1/2 hours. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut circles (approximately 2 inches). Let circles rise 1/2 hour. Deep fry at 400F about 3 minutes, turning once. Pipe in jelly and roll in powdered sugar. 

For coffee with your doughnuts, check out our Israeli coffee gallery.