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By: Efraim Harari

Kids – See if you have what it
takes to become a Junior Chef!

Utensils Needed:

Measuring cups and spoons

Rolling pin

Deep fryer

Mixing bowls

Round juice glass or 2-inch cookie cutter



Dish towel

Paper towels


4 tablespoons sugar

1 (¼-ounce) package
dry yeast

¾ cup lukewarm milk

2½ cups flour

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 egg yolks

Strawberry jam, for filling

Powdered sugar

Oil, for frying

¼ stick (2 tablespoons) butter

Let’s Get Started!

1    Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar, dry yeast, and the lukewarm milk
      together in mixing bowl. Let sit to make sure it bubbles.

2    Sift the flour and mix it with 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt, cinnamon,
      2 egg yolks, and the yeast mixture (from Step 1).

3    Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Add butter. Knead some more,
      until the butter is fully absorbed.

4    Cover with a towel. Let rise overnight in refrigerator.

5    Use rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of ⅛inch.

6    Cut the dough into 24 rounds with a juice glass
      (or a 2-inch cookie cutter).

7    Place ½teaspoon of strawberry jam onto the center of a round.
      Cover it with a second round. Repeat with remaining rounds.
      You will have 12 filled doughnuts. Press the edges together and
      allow to rise again in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

8    **Ask an adult to help you with this part of the recipe.
      In the deep fryer, heat 2 inches of oil to about 375 degrees
      Fahrenheit. Carefully slip the doughnuts into the hot oil, about 4 at a
      time. Fry for a few minutes until brown on one side. Turn to brown on the
      other side. Use tongs to remove doughnuts from oil. Place on paper
      towels to absorb any extra oil.

9    Dust with powdered sugar when cool.

Yummy Sufganiyot

Chef Shiri Says…

Yeast has to be fresh to bake good doughnuts. You can test the yeast by mixing it with water, and a little sugar. Then wait 5 minutes to see if the yeast begins making bubbles. If few or no bubbles show, it is old yeast and should not be used.

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Prayer Pointers From

Buzz the Brachos Bee 

When dough is cooked in liquid, the custom is to say the berachah of mezonot rather than hamotzi. That is why we recite mezonot on doughnuts that are deep fried in oil.