Doh-licious sweet treats for Chanukah!
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Doh-licious sweet treats for Chanukah!

We found the best doughnut recipes from Molly Yeh of Food Network’s series, Girl Meets Farm, and Junior Bake Off star Maddie Noah !

Alex Galbinski is a Jewish News journalist

Molly Yeh's doughnuts
Molly Yeh's doughnuts

In search of the sweet treat that turns the festival of lights into a feast, Alex Galbinski found the best doughnut recipes from Molly Yeh of Food Network’s series, Girl Meets Farm, and Junior Bake Off star Maddie Noah … Dohlicious!

Rose jam sufganiyot with vanilla glaze and pistachios. 

Makes 18

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ tsp (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • ½ c (120g) warm milk, 105º-110º F
  • ¼ c warm water, 105º – 110ºF
  • ¼ c (50g) + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 ½ c (448g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • zest of ½ an orange
  • 1 large egg + 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tb (85g) unsalted butter, softened canola or vegetable, plus more for frying

Filling

  • 1 c (304g) raspberry jam
  • 1 tb rosewater

Glaze

  • 1  ½ c (180g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tb whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of kosher salt

Topping

  • crushed roasted pistachios
  • dried rose petals
Molly Yeh!

Maddie’s mini Chanukah Doughnuts 

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 40g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 x 7g instant yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 150ml warm full fat milk
  • 130ml water
  • 2l sunflower oil
  • jam/chocolate spread filling icing sugar/caster sugar/sprinkles to roll

Method

Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl with ¾ of the water. Use your hands to bring the dough together or use a stand mixer.

Gradually add the remaining water while kneading or using a dough hook.

Tip out onto a surface and knead for 10-12 minutes until it is soft and smooth. Place the dough back in your bowl and cover with a damp towel or cling film for an hour.

Once it has risen well, tip it onto a floured surface and knock it back. Divide the balls into 20 – you can make ring or plain balls.

Star of Junior Bake Off, Maddie Noah is Inspired by her Jewish and French heritage, and loves to make a weekly challah.

The ring ones are formed by making a ball and pushing your finger into the centre and spinning it on the worktop to your desired size.

Place the shaped doughnuts onto a floured tray and allow to rise for one hour covered.

Prepare a  deep fat fryer or deep saucepan filled with sunflower oil to 180 degrees.

Lower each doughnut in to the hot oil with a slotted spoon and cook on each side for 3-4 mins or until golden brown.

Remove rom the oil and roll straight away on caster sugar – set aside and leave to cool.

You can either fill them with a syringe, piping bag or leave plain.

Eat straight away! Although these are quite time-consuming,  you can wrap Chanukah presents while they are proving.

 

 

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