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Sufganiyot are believed to have first come from Spain, adapted from a similar treat, the sopaipilla. Others say the sopaipilla was borrowed from the Jews. Either way, as a tradition, doughnuts are an easy one to adopt. —David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
18 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Cook: 10 min.


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola or peanut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, mix the whole wheat flour, yeast, cloves and 1-1/4
  • cups all-purpose flour. In a small saucepan, heat the water, honey
  • and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium
  • speed for 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be
  • sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until
  • doubled, about 1 hour.

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Sufganiyot (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough to
  • 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry
  • doughnuts, a few at a time, for 45 seconds on each side or until
  • golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a
  • food-safe plastic bag; insert a small tip. Fill bag with preserves.
  • With a small knife, pierce a hole into the side of each doughnut;
  • fill with preserves. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 filled doughnut equals 133 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.