My nephew and his lovely bride recently came home from their honeymoon and told us about their favorite treat they sampled along the way. They described it as a pizza fritte (fried pizza dough) that was stuffed with Nutella and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
I decided to give it a try to see if I could duplicate it for them at home.
1 bag fresh pizza dough
Oil for frying (I used canola)
- Lightly flour your work surface and roll or stretch the dough out very thin
- Dip a 3" round cookie or biscuit cutter in flour and cut out circles
- Add about 1t Nutella to the center of each round and pinch the edges together to seal into a ball (helps to flour your fintertips)
- Place seam-side down on lightly floured surface
- Without crowding the pan, deep fry in small batches until golden
- Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to soak up any excess oil
- Serve warm topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and cinnamon
|I swear there is cinnamon on there somewhere!|
So, how did it work out? Pretty good, but I don't think it's close enough to what they had. And, you want to be careful when pinching the seams shut. There were a few where I had too much dough bunched up in that spot, so they weren't cooked though there.
What makes me think they're not right (although they are fairly awesome), is the picture I found from their trip of what I'm guessing is what they were talking about ...
This looks like a lighter dough to me and almost like it was glazed or soaked in something. I'm wondering if it was a kind of yeast donut batter that was filled and then glazed and powdered. Ideas anyone?
It's a work in progress, but for now, I have no problem enjoying the pizza version! ;)