This recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis 's show Everyday Italian from Food Network . I like Giada's show . I have tried few of her desserts and they all have come out good.I have few more ones bookmarked in my to try list. One such trial for me is this Italian doughnuts. When I saw this in her show I felt that these are fool proof and are just definitely going to come out good and today after making I am here telling that these doughnuts were really awesome and very tasty and I'll keep making them.All we need to do is cut out pizza dough into doughnut's,deep fry and add your choice of topping.The original recipe can be found here .
My recipe is here:
Prepared pizza dough
To make pizza dough:
1 cup flour
1/2 envelope dry yeast
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup warm water(normal water microwaved for 30 secs)
Mix all the dry ingredients and then with just enough water ,knead the flour to a hard dough.Sprinkle olive oil on top and gently knead again and cover until the batter rises(approximately one hour).
olive oil for frying(or any oil)
1/2 cup sugar
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
To make Italian doughnuts,
Take half of the dough and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness.
Instead of making the regular donut shapes I preferred to cut out using heart shaped cookie cutter and made doughnut hearts.Gather the dough scraps and re-roll to cut out more doughnuts.
Whisk the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl to blend. Set the cinnamon-sugar aside.
Giada says using olive oil to fry these doughnuts gives authentic Italian taste.So,even I used olive oil to fry my doughnuts. When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the doughnuts until they puff but are still pale, about 45 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool slightly. While the doughnuts are still warm, add to the bowl with cinnamon-sugar and generously coat each 2 times with the cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.I am sending this as my contribution for the event "Think Spice - Think Cinnamon" hosted by Sunita of Sunita's World.