5 Minute Doughnuts

Written by Leah Schapira on Sunday, 09 December 2012. Posted in Food Mood

Welcome to our first ever Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted CookKosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array of Hanukkah themed recipes, treats and crafts from Jewish bloggers all over the world! 
 
For the blog party, I ran out of time. I have a house full of little ones. They all want doughnuts. On a regular day, I love making homemade doughnuts. It doesn't take much time. In less than an hour, from beginning to end, the doughnuts are ready. But what happens when you don't even have that hour? You can always buy them. Yet, I believe homemade doughnuts are way tastier than store-bought. 
 
So, say you want to make homemade doughnuts, not in an hour, but in...5 minutes. 
 
You can do it!
 
 
 
Start with a store-bought pizza dough. Roll out dough to a 12- x 10-inch rectangle. It doesn't have to be exact, as long as you don't stretch the dough too much. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into little bite size pieces. Since pizza dough isn't sweet you don't want to have too much dough in each donut. 
 
 
Heat up a pot of oil. I don't use a very large pot so that there isn't too much oil wasted. With a smaller pot you have to stand over and fry a bit longer, but it's worth it. 
 
 
Fry, flip until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel. 
 
 
 
Remember I said the dough isn't sweet? To make up for that, you need to toss the doughnuts with lots of confectioners' sugar. Don't sprinkle it.
 
 
With a spoon toss, toss, toss 'em in a bowl full of sugar until they are well-coated.

 

There are perferct for little fingers. 

Kids are happy. I'm happy. 

Don't forget to watch our Doughnut Video!

 

To help get everyone into party mode, we have a bunch of fabulous new cookbooks to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of:

 
2 copies of Susie Fishbein's new Kosher By Design Cooking Coach (sponsored by Artscroll)
2 copies of Leah Schapira's Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking (sponsored by Artscroll) 
2 copies of Esther Deutch's CHIC Made Simple (sponsored by the author)
 

 

How to enter: 

Leave a comment on this post telling us What is your favorite? Doughnuts or Latkes?
 
This is the second of many fabulous Holiday Blog Parties. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to participate in future parties, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Stop by the other blogs and check out these Chanukah Themed Recipes:
 

Latkes:

Jamie from Joy of Kosher made Zucchini Latkes with Tzatziki
Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made Squash and Potato Latkes
Samantha from The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Ruby Red Beet Latkes with Cumin
Nechamah from TIforOA Food Ideas made Healthy Oatmeal Latkes
Liz from The Lemon Bowl made Traditional Potato Latkes
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food made (I Can't Believe They're Crispy!) Baked Latkes
Laura from Mother Would Know made Three Variations of Sweet and Savory Latkes
Sarah from Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends made Kimchee Latkes
Shulie from Food Wanderings made Baked Panko Sweet Potato Leek Latkes
 

Donuts and Desserts:

Miriam from Overtime Cook made Shortcut Cannoli with Chocolate Mousse Filling
Leah from Cook Kosher made 5 Minute Donuts
Estee from The Kosher Scoop made Tropical Fruit Fritters
Melinda from Kitchen-Tested made Sweet Steamed Buns
Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat made Homemade Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Gelt
Avidan from Baking It Up As I Go Along made Orange Olive Oil Cake
Tali from More Quiche Please made Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes
Amital from Organized Jewish Home made Mom's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Princess Lea from The Frumanista made Túrógombóc
Stephanie and Jessica from The Kosher Foodies made Beignets
Gigi from Gigi's Kitchen made Bunuelos: Mini Powdered Cheese Donuts 
Esther from Esther O Designs made Edible Menorahs
Patti from No Bacon Here made Hanukkah Oreo Balls
Shoshana from Couldn't Be Parve made Churros con Chocolate
Shaindy from My Happily Hectic Life made Inside Out Apple Crisp
Eve from Gluten Free Nosh made Gluten-Free Hanukkah Sugar Cookies
Amy from Baking and Mistaking made Mini Cream-Filled French Beignets
Sarah from Food, Words, Photos made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Victoria from Itsy Bitsy Balebusta made Pure Vanilla Donuts
Vicky and Ruth from May I Have That Recipe made Dulce de Leche and Eggnog cream filled mini sufganiot
Dena from Oh You Cook made Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce
Michele from Kosher Treif Cooking made Tiramisu Cheessecake
Sharon from FashionIsha made Sparkly Chanukah Cookies
Yosef from This American Bite made Garlic, Zaatar and Olive Oil Popcorn
 

Appetizers, Soups, Sauces, Drinks and other Hanukkah Food:

 
Laura from Pragmatic Attic made Caramel Spice Applesauce
Jessie from Bread and Butter made Honey Spiced Hanukkah Martini
G6 from Guess Who's Coming 2 Dinner made Sweet Potato Leek Soup
Claire from I Love Soup made Sweet Potato, Coconut & Lemongrass Soup
Jennifer from Juanita's Cocina made Kugel
Liz from Kosher Like Me made Ready, Stuff Roll!
Shelley from The Kosher Home made Hanukkah Crafts and Printables
 
Don't forget to leave a comment to win free cookbooks. Leave a comment telling us your favorite Chanukah treat. Is is latkes or doughnuts?
 
 
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 16th. Limit one entry per person per blog, so visit the other blogs for extra chances to win! Prizes can only be shipped within the US.

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About the Author

Leah Schapira

Leah Schapira is the bestselling author of Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking, which sold it’s first 10,000 copies in 10 days, and the co-author of the Made Easy cookbook series, including Passover Made Easy, the debut title of the Made Easy series, Starters and Sides Made Easy, and the recently debuted Kids Cooking Made Easy.
In 2010, Leah launched Cookkosher.com, the popular online kosher recipe exchange, which currently boasts 30,000 Facebook fans. Her cookbook career began at the age of 21, when she wrote her first cookbook as a fundraiser to begin channeling her obsession with recipes. 
Leah is also a monthly columnist for Whisk, the popular kosher food magazine published by Ami Magazine, where readers appreciate her humor and wit. She’s a natural at live events, whether it’s a cozy cooking class around a kitchen island, or a hall filled with thousands. 
She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Star Ledger, and The Blue Lifestyle, among many others. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.

Comments (36)

  • cre8ivecookaholic
    10 December 2012 at 14:10 |

    I was going to say latkes as I think they beat doughnuts any day but after seeing (and trying) this quick and delicious recipe, I have to say that I have a hard time deciding. Thank you and Happy Hanuka

  • Staresti
    10 December 2012 at 16:24 |

    Can I say both? :)

  • ShaindyN
    10 December 2012 at 16:36 |

    My favorite chanukah food is doughnuts! I usually don't eat em during the year, and have one each night of chanukah!

  • thisamericanbite
    10 December 2012 at 19:16 |

    The donuts look great, but what is that blue mat you're rolling the dough on? That fascinates me a little more.

  • DevoraS
    10 December 2012 at 21:15 |

    I'm definitely a donut girl.
    I wait all year just for the melt in your mouth of a fresh well baked donut.

  • brachaprawer
    10 December 2012 at 21:34 |

    both!!!!
    thank you for the giveaway
    would love to win

  • Motherdoo
    11 December 2012 at 02:27 |

    Definitely latkes! Would love to win one of the cookbooks--I love trying out new recipes!

  • cezovski
    11 December 2012 at 04:15 |

    I think it would have to be doughnuts!

  • OvertimeCook
    11 December 2012 at 07:15 |

    I am a donut gal all the way! This is such a clever idea for donuts.

    Thanks for hosting a great party!!

    PS I see an adorable face about to eat a donut! :)

  • FaigieE
    11 December 2012 at 10:54 |

    I think latkes.

  • INSPIREME
    11 December 2012 at 17:59 |

    DOUGHNUTS - HAND DOWN!!

  • fmannster
    11 December 2012 at 18:53 |

    forsure donuts!

  • bracha
    11 December 2012 at 21:14 |

    latkes- my latkes are the best! I just use my potato kugel recipe. no breadcrumbs, or any other additives. They are crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside.

  • CBnBE
    11 December 2012 at 21:34 |

    I am so glad there is an easier and faster way to make fried doughnuts. Seriously this recipe is too easy not to make. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event Leah!

  • naodee
    12 December 2012 at 01:46 |

    I love latkes! I am experimenting with a good vegan version, but have yet to top my annual classic latke.

  • thekosherspoon
    12 December 2012 at 07:36 |

    i love that this takes 5 minutes! i never thought of using pizza dough for suganyot

  • Broccoli
    12 December 2012 at 09:00 |

    Wow! What an incentive to make my own doughnuts.... And they look delicious!

  • SarahBrodsky
    12 December 2012 at 18:28 |

    I like doughnuts better.

  • gail2480
    12 December 2012 at 18:42 |

    There is nothing like a hot carmel donut fresh on the streets of Geula!! Boy do I miss that!!

  • Gianna
    12 December 2012 at 19:23 |

    I like both.. one for sweet and one for savory!

  • mollys
    12 December 2012 at 23:19 |

    as a fried food addict - the doughnuts satisfy my sweet needs and the latkes satisfy my savory needs.

  • HBF
    13 December 2012 at 00:20 |

    I like both! I actually tried out a fantastic recipe on Motzei Shabbos. The corn latkes. They're totally delicious :-)

  • AidelK
    13 December 2012 at 01:58 |

    I'm excited to check out these blogs! I haven't heard of most of them. I love both latkes & doughnuts, but I'm taking it easy so far.

  • smartcookie
    13 December 2012 at 03:39 |

    aahhhh, donuts, of course! anything that goes with my coffee, any time of day!

    • smartcookie
      13 December 2012 at 03:44 |

      especially the dairy carmel donuts at Eagles on 13th Ave corner 38th Str

  • VictoriaDwek
    13 December 2012 at 03:50 |

    Most definitely doughnuts. I prefer dessert for any meal.

  • SaraK
    13 December 2012 at 04:45 |

    Doughnuts! I like latkes too but only get to enjoy the doughnuts once a year whereas latkes occasionally make it to our table throughout the year. Plus doughnuts are fun to decorate!

  • koochy
    13 December 2012 at 07:37 |

    Tough question to answer. I can't say I only like one of the two. I Happened to like both very much.

  • shoba
    13 December 2012 at 19:20 |

    Doughnuts! Nothing beats em!

  • Doctor
    13 December 2012 at 22:57 |

    Doughnuts for sure!! Very addictive. Once I eat one I can't stop.

  • Mimi
    14 December 2012 at 04:11 |

    Tough choice, but if I had to choose one it would be doughnuts.

  • cooked
    17 December 2012 at 17:33 |

    I must say both!! One as a main and one as an appetizer...what could be better??

  • rgc
    09 January 2013 at 04:52 |

    I made these on Chanukah when I had 2 surprise visitors. They were blown away! The best part was that because they are made so quickly I had a lot ready very fast - so every bite was super fresh making them even more delish! Thanks for the super idea!

  • rgc
    09 January 2013 at 04:54 |

    And if the contest is still running...although latkes are a close second (only with applesauce) nothing beats a fresh donut!

  • marsjanco
    22 November 2013 at 14:26 |

    I LOVE doughnuts.

  • Rena78729
    26 November 2013 at 15:00 |

    Doughnuts!!!

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