Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate (coarsely ground cocoa flavored with sugar and cinnamon), these Hanukkah donuts pair a spicy-sweet chocolate glaze with the classic hot cocoa accompaniment: marshmallow crème.
Special equipment: You will need a 2-1/2-inch round cutter to stamp out the dough rounds.
You will also need a candy/fat thermometer for frying the donuts, as well as a 12- to 18-inch pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round tip to fill them.
Game plan: The dough can be made in a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment if you prefer. Place the yeast and sugar in the stand mixer bowl and proceed with the recipe, mixing at medium speed until the dough comes together and forms a ball that is smooth, shiny, and elastic, about 5 minutes.
When deep-frying the donuts, make sure the oil stays at a constant temperature, adjusting your stove’s heat as necessary.
This recipe was featured as part of our Jelly Donuts Reinvented: Creative Sufganiyot for Hanukkah.
For the marshmallow filling:
For the glaze: