Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 scant tablespoon (1 package) dry yeast

  2. 4 tablespoons sugar

  3. 3/4 cup lukewarm milk or warm water*

  4. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  5. Pinch of salt

  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  7. 2 eggs, separated

  8. 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter or pareve margarine, softened*

  9. Apricot or strawberry preserves

  10. Sugar

  11. Vegetable oil for deep-frying

  12. *Use butter and milk if serving at a milk meal, and water and pareve margarine for a meat meal

  13. Measuring spoons

  14. Measuring cups

  15. Mixing bowls Spoon Sifter

  16. Clean dish towel

  17. Rolling pin

  18. Juice glass

  19. Deep fryer or heavy pot

  20. Slotted spoon

  21. Paper towels

  22. Tiny spoon

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Child: Mix together the yeast, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and the milk. Let sit to make sure it bubbles. Child: Sift the flour and mix it with the remaining sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg yolks, and the yeast mixture. Adult with Child: Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Add the butter or margarine. Knead some more, until the butter is well absorbed. Cover with a towel and let rise overnight in the refrigerator. Adult: Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Child: Cut out the dough into 24 rounds with a juice glass, or any object about 2 inches in diameter. Take 1/2 teaspoon of preserves and place in center of 12 rounds. Top with the other 12. Press down at edges, sealing with egg whites. Crimping with the thumb and second finger is best. Let rise for about 30 minutes. Adult: Heat 2 inches of oil to about 375°. Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil, about 5 at a time. Turn to brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Child: Roll the doughnuts in sugar.


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