KOSHER RECIPES FOR GLUTEN-FREE LIVING



Sunday, December 17, 2006

Gluten-Free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) for Chanukah


Latkes may be the most popular Chanukah food, but they're definitely not the only traditional deep-fried holiday dish. What I've missed the most are sufganiyot, or jelly donuts. Most Chanukah foods are fried, in honor of the Chanukah miracle of one day's worth of oil lasting eight days. And what better deep-fried dessert than a donut filled with jelly? This recipe is based on a Old Fashioned Doughnuts recipe I found on another site. The recipe includes sugar, but I made these successfully today without any sugar, so that my friends who are sugar-free or don't eat cane sugar could eat them. If you make them without sugar, add an additional 1/4 cup of flour mix. Folks who avoid sugar can fill them with no-sugar-added raspberry or strawberry preserves, or with applesauce. This is a surprisingly easy recipe. Chag sameach!

GLUTEN-FREE SUFGANIYOT (JELLY DONUTS)

2 eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
5 cups Rice Flour Mix
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 beaten egg, set aside
1/2 cup sugar, set aside in a bowl
Raspberry or strawberry jelly (seedless)

Beat 2 eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter in a large bowl with a whisk.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Fold slowly into the wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a wooden spoon. When the ingredients are mostly combined, use your hands to knead a few times to make sure the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes. Sprinkle extra rice flour mix on your countertop or a large cutting board. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. If dough is sticky, work in more rice flour blend.

Heat 2 inches of canola oil until very hot (375 degrees F).

Use a glass, biscuit cutter or jar with approximately 3-inch diameter to cut disks out of the dough. Place 1/2 teaspoon of jelly in the center of one disk. Brush the beaten egg you've set aside around the outer edge of the dough. Place a second disk of dough on top, and use your fingers to crimp the edges until they are sealed. Repeat until you've used up all the dough. Remaining dough scraps can be rolled into balls ("donut holes") and fried.

Carefully place sufganiyot in hot oil with a slotted spatula. Cook until very brown on one side. If necessary, turn the donut over and brown on the second side. Remove from oil and place on a plate lined with two layers of paper towel or brown paper. While warm, roll sufganiyot in the bowl of sugar to coat.

Serve while warm.

15 comments:

Sheri said...

Oh boy. I may be frying some dough next weekend! Looks like a great recipe!

Sea said...

drool... This looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try them!
-Brenda

Gili said...

i heart sufganiyot!!! wow, gluten free?? no way. you're a hunkah miracle.

Catherine said...

Wow, they look so light and fluffy! Happy Chanukah!

Kelly said...

So, they don't need yeast? Amazing! I saw your other blog about the yeast you didn't proof for the same things. At least it looks like the same idea for jelly donuts.

ByTheBay said...

Nope, no yeast necessary. One day I'll try making yeast donuts again - I'm sure they'd be even better. But these are pretty good. I have to admit I liked the regular donut-shaped ones better than the jelly variety though.

Kelly said...

I just linked to this since it went along so well with my Strange Brew theme!

~M said...

Chag Sameach! Thanks for the sugar-free version as well. I wonder if this recipe would work substituting Pamela's for the rice flour mix...thoughts?

Also, how many sufganiyot does this recipe make? And what level of heat are you frying on? Medium-high?

Tonight we're planning on traditional latkes and falafel :)

marika said...

delicious, excellent recipe!
i ran out of dough while six last disks already had jelly in the middle, so I folded them up on themselves, pirogie style. Those were the best, as they had less dough and more jelly, so guess i'd make them this way now)) will turn out more too)

e said...

Hi, The dough is very sticky at the point you say to kneed? Should I add more four so I can actually kneed it?

Thanks

e said...

Ok I just added more flour.. I made half a batch and that was a lot of doughnuts.

They are fantastic!!! Thanks for the recipe.

Have you ever frozen the dough?

~Barb said...

The doughnut holes turned out great! I never dreamed I could have doughnuts again after being diagnosed with Celiac. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Shmoobie said...

Just made a half batch of these. Absolutely delicious! You've made my Channukah!

BethProverbs31 said...

Made these tonight using raspberry, strawberry and Bavarian Cream fillings and they were very good! We used the left over dough to make mini ring donuts. I would make one suggestion...don't make donut holes with the left over dough because the inner most dough doesn't get cooked all the way. After the first two donut holes we realized that and made the mini ring donuts instead. :)

Anonymous said...

Could i made the dough in advance and either refrigerate for a few days or freeze?