Hanukkah Donut Recipes
Cider Doughnuts with Maple-Tahini Glaze
We make old-fashioned, cake-style cider doughnuts even more irresistible by adding maple frosting laced with nutty tahini. Look for tahini in the supermarket’s international aisle or at Mediterranean markets. It’s an incredibly versatile flavor booster, simple yet sophisticated, like peanut butter with a passport.
These easy baked donuts benefit from matcha in the batter and in the glaze, where it lends beautiful color. If you’re unfamiliar with matcha, it’s high-quality green tea that’s ground into a fine powder.
Baked Marzipan Donuts
Molly admits that her love of marzipan is "never-ending." You can use the sweetened almond paste both as an ingredient in baked goods and as a decorating tool, she explains. "Since I don't have great [decorating] technique, I like using marzipan cutouts," she says. "They're so easy." The paste can get sticky, so Molly suggests dusting it and your work surface with powdered sugar. And if you're new to it, she advises approaching it like it's Play-Doh: "You can use gel or liquid food coloring with it, and just knead it into the marzipan." Look for it on the baking aisle in large supermarkets or in specialty baking stores.
Sour Cream Donuts
Enjoy these delights for half the calories of a donut-chain version in just 40 minutes. At only 170 calories, these donuts offer that same great taste of your favorite store-bought treat, without all the extra calories and fat. Not only are they kid-approved, but baking them is much easier, way healthier, and less labor-intensive than going through with frying them.
Orange and Cinnamon-Dusted Donut Holes
Donut holes should be warm and doughy and coated in sugar. This gluten-free version is just that—and more. With a citrusy, zing of orange and a sweet dash of cinnamon, these are the ultimate cozy dessert.
Maple-Glazed Sour Cream Doughnut Holes
Sour cream enriches these yeasted doughnut holes. Sugarcoat it: Omit the maple glaze and dip the doughnut holes in a mixture of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon for more texture.
Adorable and delicious, these mini donuts are the perfect treat to satisfy the strongest sweet tooth cravings. We dressed these breakfast beauties in a sweet maple syrup glaze. Use a mini donut pan, available in most cookware stores.
These confections, called rollos de anís in Spanish, are often washed down with small glasses of Alicante Muscat or another sweet white wine.