Italian Fried Dough Recipe


Italian Fried Dough | Grandma´s Italian Recipe
📆 2020-12-22
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This simple recipe is often prepared as a snack for kids during winter.

It is a poor dish, born during the 1930’s when food was not much available and mothers still had to find a way to create a poor but tasty snack for the children.

Nowadays, the war times have passed, but the fried dough has remained a tradition.

This is the original recipe.


These are the ingredients to prepare this recipe:

  • 200 gr. Flour
  • 30 gr. Vegetable Seeds Oil
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Grated Lemon Peel
  • 50 gr. Milk
  • 5 gr. Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon Powder


  • To prepare this recipe:

    1.- Take a large bowl, and pour the flour in it.

    2.- Add the sugar and the grated lemon peel, then, for last, add the baking powder.

    3.- Start to pour the vegetable oil in it and begin to knead.

    4.- Add the large egg and the milk and continue to knead until the dough is smooth.

    5.- Cover the bowl using cling film and put to rest in a warm place for 2 hours.

    5.- Once the dough has raised, pour 500 gr. Of vegetable seeds oil in a pot and put over high heat.

    6.- Take a handful of dough, press it in your hand in a gesture just the same as closing your fist, and a bubble of dough should come out of the space between your index and thumb.

    7.- Use the other index to push that tiny sphere of dough into the hot oil.

    8.- The dough should deep-fry and swell into a perfect sphere.

    9.- Once it turns golden brown you can remove it from the oil and place it on a dish covered with a paper tissue to remove the excess oil.

    10.- Mix the powdered sugar with the cinnamon powder, and spread it all over these fried dough spheres.


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