Sfinj -- Moroccan Doughnuts

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

My daughter Tehila has a wonderful friend, Adva, who is of Moroccan descent. Her mother makes these treats for the family on holidays, and shares them with our family. The last time we made these together, and had lots of fun doing it. Prep time includes time for the dough to rise.

Top Review by CookingTimeForMe

These came out quite nicely. I exchanged one 1/2 cup of the flour for powdered sugar, and halved the recipe. Still, they worked well as stand-in sufganiyot... I ran out of eggs! Thanks for this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in a glass of lukewarm water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients with a glass of lukewarm water and knead thoroughly to give a light, soft, elastic dough.
  3. Add a little more water if necessary.
  4. Cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise for 3 or 4 hours.
  5. Take a little ball of dough in oiled hands.
  6. Make a hole in the center and pull it out to form a little crown.
  7. Drop the rings one by one into hot oil.
  8. Serve these fritters hot and well risen, dusted with sugar or honey.
  9. They are best when eaten immediately.

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