These are a traditional Chanukah treat. For those that would prefer not to use jam, there are a number of other variations that can be experiemented with.
2 packages of yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 or 5 cups. flour
3 egg yolks
Mix water, sugar, juice, and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes.
Melt margarine and add to yeast mix. Beat in eggs and salt.
Add flour, mixing by hand to form a soft dough. Let rise 1-1/2 hours.
Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut circles (approximately 2 inches).
Let circles rise 1/2 hour. Deep fry at 400Â° F about 3 minutes, turning once.
Pipe in jelly and roll in sugar.
(Issue Dec 08/Jan 09)