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"The young State of Israel has created many of its own customs. One is serving jelly doughnuts at Hanukkah, which are fried in oil to symbolize the miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days instead of one."
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servings 276 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Child: Mix together the yeast, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and the milk. Let sit to make sure it bubbles.
  2. Child: Sift the flour and mix it with the remaining sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg yolks, and the yeast mixture.
  3. Adult with Child: Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Add the butter or margarine. Knead some more, until the butter is well absorbed. Cover with a towel and let rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Adult: Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch.
  5. Child: Cut out the dough into 24 rounds with a juice glass, or any object about 2 inches in diameter. Take 1/2 teaspoon of preserves and place in center of 12 rounds. Top with the other 12. Press down at edges, sealing with egg whites. Crimping with the thumb and second finger is best. Let rise for about 30 minutes.
  6. Adult: Heat 2 inches of oil to about 375 degrees F. Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil, about 5 at a time. Turn to brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Child: Roll the doughnuts in sugar.


  • Equipment
  • Measuring spoons, measuring cups, mixing bowls, spoon, sifter, clean dish towel, rolling pin, juice glass, deep fryer or heavy pot, slotted spoon, paper towels, tiny spoon
  • Note
  • *Use butter and milk if serving at a milk meal, and water and pareve margarine for a meat meal.



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