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Homemade Chocolate Filled Donuts! Sufganiyah(Hanukkah Day 6)

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The  sufganiyah was originally made from two circles of dough surrounding a jam filling, stuck together and fried in one piece.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

Other ingredients:

Oil for frying

confectioner’s sugar


  1. Heat milk until it is almost boiling.
  2. Add to milk, sugar and butter and allow milk to cool to room temperature
  3. In a big bowl (I used my kitchenaid), combine the milk mixture with remaining ingredients for dough (Except the egg whites)
  4. Knead dough until it is soft and then cover and allow it to rise for 1 hour. It will double in size
  5. Prepare your chocolate filling by melting the chocolate chips with milk, in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 20 seconds.
  6. 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.
  7. After 1 hour, knead your dough again and roll out 1/4 inch thin.
  8. Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut out and even number of  rounds
  9. In the center of half the rounds, place a chocolate ball of filling
  10. Brush the edge of each of those rounds with egg white.
  11. Cover with each of those rounds, with the remaining rounds, sealing the edges.
  12. Allow the donuts to rest for 1 hour.
  13. Heat oil in a small pot to about 350F
  14. Carefully, place donuts into the oil. After about 30 seconds, the bottom side should be browned and you can flip it over
  15. Lift out with a slotted spoon onto paper towels.
  16. 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!


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