CINNAMON DONUT HOLE CAKE BALLS Since I do enough frying all of Chanukah, I decided to experiment with a yeast dough in an electric cake pop maker to mimic this traditional treat. The results, while not authentic fried donuts, were delicious! Yields approximately 36 balls
DOUGH 1½ cups flour
TOPPINGS Use either a glaze or a confectioners sugar/cinnamon dusting
1½ tsp. yeast ⅓ cup sugar (divided) ⅓ cup warm water
DUSTING Place ½ cup confectioners sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix. Roll balls in mixture.
½ cup oil Pinch of salt 1 egg
GLAZE 1 cup confectioners sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 ½ tablespoon hot water or milk substitute, ½ tablespoon oil.
Mix all ingredients, add water if thinner consistency is desired. Dip balls in glaze and allow to set on cooling rack.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 tablespoon sugar and allow to proof.
4. Form balls (they will not be perfect) using a scant tablespoon of dough.
2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, kneading by hand until a smooth dough is formed.
5. Dip in oil.
3. Allow to rise for ½ to 1 hour.
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6. Place in preheated cake pop maker and bake for 4–5 minutes. Do not allow them to overbake.
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