Sufganiyah is an Israeli deep-fried and jelly-filled doughnut that’s traditionally consumed during the festivities of Hanukkah. The doughnut is fried in oil, then filled with either jelly or custard cream, before being topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s by far the most popular Israeli food consumed during the eight days and nights of of the Festival of Lights.
This recipe for sufganiyot veers ever so slightly onto the path of health-conscious eating thanks to the inclusion of coconut milk, soy yogurt, cannabis olive oil, and generally organic ingredients. The doughnuts are then baked, not fried, but still include olive oil to honor the oil in the Second Temple.
Vanilla Kush is a striking indica that was produced from the pairing of the delightful Kashmir and Afghani strains. This particular strain possesses a sweet vanilla aroma, with lavender and floral undertones, making it a great strain to pair with confections and baked goods. It adds an elevated, creamy vanilla flavor that will lace your tongue with sweetness as you take each bite of this baked masterpiece.
The addition of drizzled chocolate or olive oil and sugar on this fried dough truly elevates the decadence in this treat. Consume as a dessert or nightcap to induce relaxation, relief of tension, bring on sleep, and aid in pain relief while also providing a feeling of euphoria. This doughnut will really end any dinner party on a high note, by blissfully hushing you into a very powerful indica state of complete tranquility.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1 organic egg
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Kush-infused extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Organic strawberry jelly
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If your oven has the convection option, turn this on.
Step 2: Grease a mini doughnut pan that yields 12 doughnuts.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Then add the egg, coconut milk, soy yogurt, vanilla and almond extract. Whisk together until fully combined, ensuring the texture is smooth and without lumps.
Step 4: Ladle the doughnut batter into the greased pan ’til two-thirds full — do not overfill.
Step 5: Transfer the doughnut pan into the center of the oven and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the dessert comes out clean.
Step 6: Cool the doughnuts for 10 minutes, then gently loosen from pan and place on a wire cooling rack.
Step 7: Once the doughnuts are completely cooled, take a baking syringe and go around each doughnut, filling eat with strawberry jelly. Do not overfill or the doughnut is likely to burst and fall apart.
Step 8: Next, you can take a bristle brush dipped in olive oil and gently paint the doughnut, before dipping both sides in sugar. If you want powdered doughnuts, simply take the doughnuts and roll them in a bowl of powdered sugar. If you want chocolate, you can lightly spoon on homemade chocolate frosting or create a chocolate glaze. Be as creative as you want here! Enjoy these scrumptious treats the same day for the most optimal enjoyment.
Yield: 12 doughnuts.
Dosage: Make your cannabis oil with 7 grams of Vanilla Kush per half cup. The strain should test around 20 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 66 mg per doughnut.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that possess candy, sweet or vanilla-like terpenes are a great alternative here. The following would be ideal if you didn’t have access to Vanilla Kush:
- Ice Cream: Indica dominant, great for those seeking to treat stress, anxiety, depression or a diminished appetite.
- Vanilla OG: Indica dominant that’s great for insomnia sufferers. The lovechild of Vanilla Kush and Purple Pig.
- Vanilla Cookies: A sativa-dominant strain that will uplift you with its vanilla flavor.
- Vanilla Haze: Another sativa-dominant strain, this one is said to be great for treating depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t stress, just follow your nose and taste buds to finds strains that would complement the dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage and strain lineage/effects will be different, therefore dose accordingly.