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Easy Jelly Doughnuts (Dairy)

Easy Jelly Doughnuts (Dairy)


Sour cream adds a slight contrast to the sweetness of the jelly filling and the powdered sugar, making this recipe a tasty variation on the popular Israeli Chanukah treat.

  • 3 cups of unbleached flour (sifted)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups lowfat sour cream
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Jelly of your choice
  • Powdered sugar

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs and sour cream. Mix until well blended. Heat the oil, and when very hot add 1 tbsp of batter to the oil. Fry until doughnut puffs and becomes light brown, then turn and cook on the other side. Repeat until all doughnuts are cooked. Set cooked doughnuts on a paper towel to cool (the paper towel will also absorb the excess oil). Poke a small hole into each doughnut, and fill with jelly of your choice. Sprinkle the doughnuts with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

This recipe makes 25 doughnuts.

Note: To fill the jelly into the doughnut, you can use a syringe, or you can poke a hole with a skewer (do it slowly) and carefully fill the doughnuts.

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Heather Wolf California December 6, 2015

These are Amazing!!! I decided to try to make these last minute not realizing I didn't have all of the ingredients. Because I was missing sour cream, I used real cream instead & added a little vanilla flavoring. In addition, I used coconut oil instead of canola. The results were great and I will definitely make these again & will have to try sour cream next time. Thanks so very much for posting! I will have to share this with friends. Happy Hanukkah! Reply

deana nc December 11, 2012

jelly filling We poked a hole in the doughnut with a steak knife, then cut the tip off a zip lock bag filled with jelly that we squished up inside it to make it easier to go into the hole we made. EASY!!! Reply

Maryann December 10, 2012

Wanted to make in the morning Can you make them in the morning before guests arrive or is it best hot?? Reply

Anonymous antartica December 7, 2012

Works. 5 stars! Reply

Karen A Landenberg, Pennsylvania December 22, 2011

Wonderful! These came out light and delicious. I made them for the first two nights of Hanukkah, and my family loved them. We made a hole with a metal skewer and squeezed in strawberry jam in a squeeze bottle. So much simpler and lighter than the yeast-based ones and so quick to make! Reply

bari nessel United States December 5, 2010

good Reply

Miss Chana Kroll December 9, 2009


Any pareve (containing neither dairy nor meat products) jelly works--as would jam, fruit preserves, or marmalade. Reply

Ailie Hervey Bay, Australia June 11, 2009

JELLY!!! Is this jelly; strawberry jam, or actual jelly? Reply

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