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Hanukkah Donuts

chanukah doughnuts

These doughnuts are the perfect crowd-pleasing treat for your Chanukah parties. 

Tips: These doughnuts are dairy; to keep them kosher, use only dairy utensils to prepare them. When sprinkling doughnuts with confectioners’ sugar, use a hand sifter for consistent coverage.

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  • 8Servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 cups canola oil for frying
  • Confectioner's sugar


1. Prepare a few plates lined with paper towels to drain excess oil from doughnuts.

2. Place eggs, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; whisk together.

3. Add yogurt, baking powder, and flour to mixture; continue to mix until a thick batter forms.

4. In a medium saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high until thermometer reaches 370°F.

5. Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Use a second spoon to help you push the mixture off the tablespoon. 

6. Fry doughnuts until they are crispy and golden on one side, about 40 seconds; turn them over onto the second side and fry an additional 40 seconds, or until they become golden (don’t let them get too dark).

7. Using a slotted spoon, remove doughnuts from pot, and place on paper towel-lined plates.

8. Allow doughnuts to cool 4 to 5 minutes, and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Bitayavon - Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now.

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