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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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