Moroccan Hanukkah Doughnuts


The Holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of light, where one small pitcher of oil lasted for eight days.  During this holiday my family and I get together and we fry doughnuts, sing songs and light the Menorah.  These doughnuts are a wonderful combination of savory and sweet, and will leave your family wanting more.




Moroccan Hanukkah Doughnut

Serves 10-12



5 cups All Purpose Flour

2 packets of Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1 1/2 cup of water

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup confection sugar for dusting

Vegetable oil for frying (24 ounces, add more as needed)



1. In a small cup mix the 1/2 cup of warm water and the packets of yeast.  Let sit for 5 minutes

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, remaining water, granulated sugar, salt and yeast mixture.  Mix well.

3. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let rest for 1 hour.  The dough should rise and double in size.

4. In a large and deep frying pan heat the oil on medium heat.

5. Take a handful of dough, roughly the size of a tennis ball, and create a large hole in the center and carefully place the doughnut into the hot oil.

6. Fry the doughnuts in batches, 5 minutes on each side until golden.

7. Remove from oil and place on a serving platter.

8. Dust with confectioner sugar and serve with mint tea.



Happy Holidays & Happy Cooking!

The Petite Gourmande

© 2017 by Ruth Barnes, all rights reserved

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