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Easy Sufganiyot Recipe

Easy Sufganiyot Recipe

  • Author: Everyday Jewish Mom
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Hanukkah
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Jewish


Sufganiyot are jelly donuts that are a traditional Hanukkah treat in Israel. This shortcut recipe for sufaganiyot uses premade dough and creates a beautiful and decedent result.


  • 1 ball store bought  pizza dough or refrigerator biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jelly (ok, any flavor jelly or even Nutella)
  • Oil for frying


  1. Prepare Dough
    • Pizza dough: Allow your dough to warm up on the counter for 30 mins to an hour. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and use round cookie cutter to cup out circles of dough.
    • Biscuit dough: flatten and stretch a bit
  2. Pour about 2 inches of oil into a walled frying pan.  Warm the oil to about 350 degrees.  I recommend using a candy thermometer.
  3. While it’s heating, put sugar into a shallow bowl
  4. Scoop 1/2 cup of raspberry jam into the corner of a large plastic bag and snip off a small portion of the corner to make a pastry bag.
  5. Place 2 or 3 rounds of dough into the pan at a time.  Flip once the bottom side is lightly brown.  Be careful not to over cook.
  6. When both sides are cooked, place onto paper towels, then toss in the granulated sugar.
  7. Using a long skewer, make a whole in one side of the donut and wiggle it around to create a cavity inside.
  8. Squeeze the raspberry jam into the whole in the donut.  Don’t be scared to put to much in.  
  9. Remember the dough is not sweet, so the filling is key.
  10. Eat them!  Just like everything fried, they’re better hot.

Keywords: Hanukkah Sufganiyot

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