Today was the 6th day of Hanukkah. As I mentioned in previous posts, I wanted to gift my husband with a Jewish type of food, each day of Hanukkah. So, today I made chocolate filled donuts (my husband’s favorite). It was inspired by and made in the style of Sufganiyah, a ball-shaped donut
The sufganiyah was originally made from two circles of dough surrounding a jam filling, stuck together and fried in one piece. This is how I made my donuts.
Ingredients for dough:
1/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 1/2 tablespoons of butter
2 1/4 teaspoon of rapid (active dry) yeast (1 package)
1/4 cup of warm water
2 egg yolks (Save the whites, slightly beaten, for later)
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Ingredients for Chocolate Filling:
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1 tablespoon of cream, milk or half and half
Oil for frying
- Heat milk until it is almost boiling.
- Add to milk, sugar and butter and allow milk to cool to room temperature
- In a big bowl (I used my kitchenaid), combine the milk mixture with remaining ingredients for dough (Except the egg whites)
- Knead dough until it is soft and then cover and allow it to rise for 1 hour. It will double in size
- Prepare your chocolate filling by melting the chocolate chips with milk, in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 20 seconds.
- Once the chocolate is melted, spread it out on a plate and refrigerate. It will become more solid and you will be able to roll it into tablespoon sized balls.
- After 1 hour, knead your dough again and roll out 1/4 inch thin.
- Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut out and even number of rounds
- In the center of half the rounds, place a chocolate ball of filling
- Brush the edge of each of those rounds with egg white.
- Cover with each of those rounds, with the remaining rounds, sealing the edges.
- Allow the donuts to rest for 1 hour.
- Heat oil in a small pot to about 350F
- Carefully, place donuts into the oil. After about 30 seconds, the bottom side should be browned and you can flip it over
- Lift out with a slotted spoon onto paper towels.
- Sift powdered sugar over the tops.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
Dough ready for its first rise
Donuts ready for the fryer
Plateful of donuts (before confectioner’s sugar)
Best Bite Ever!