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"Sufganiot (doughnuts) filled with sweet cheese or preserves. Perfect for Hanukkah. For a change from cheese-filled suphganiot, inject some with teaspoons of jam."
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1 d 1 h 50 m servings 420 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.

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  1. Dissolve the yeast and 2 tablespoons white sugar in the warm milk.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, egg yolks, salt, nutmeg, butter, and remaining sugar. Stir flour into center. Once combined turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface knead until dough is elastic. Cover and let dough rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Cover and let rise for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the cottage cheese, egg, 3 tablespoons white sugar, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  5. Form dough rounds into a ball and insert about 2 teaspoons of cheese filling into each of the rounds.
  6. In a heavy pot, pour in oil to about the 2 1/2 inch mark. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop sufganiot (doughnuts) into the oil in batches, turning when browned. Drain on paper towels and roll in confectioners' sugar.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



excellent! And easy to follow recipe. Thanks so much for sending this in. My family has a new Chanukah tradition.

Of course you can fill sufganiot with cheese for Chanukah, remember the story of Judith the heroine? she used cheese, because of that cheese is one of the ingridients used in Chanukah. Now, I ag...

Had trouble with the dough, it was to heavy and it didn't taste to good.

This recipe makes good sufganiot. We mixed ours in a bread machine and let it rise until more than doubled in volume -- about 1.5 hours. We rolled dough to about 3/8 inch thick and cut into ...

i failed in my first ever attempt to make these. however even tho they turned out funny they still tasted good. i always have next year :)

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