Olive Oil Donuts with Orange-Ginger Sugar
- Prep Time 0:15
- Cook Time 0:08
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Pizza dough donuts are one of my favorite ways to impress guests while putting forth almost no effort (and even less cash). While I usually just dunk freshly-fried rings of pizza dough in cinnamon-sugar and serve, this time I decided to step it up a bit, frying the dough rings in a combination of fruity olive oil and vegetable oil instead of pure vegetable oil, and dredging them in a sweet/tart/spicy blend of sugar, fresh orange zest and ginger.
Not only scrumptious, they were so gorgeous, they warranted their own Facebook album.
- 1 cup sugar Pantry
- zest of 1 orange, plus a little extra for garnish $1 for 2 oranges
- 1 1” piece ginger, grated 0.50
- 1 recipe pizza dough $1.50
- extra virgin olive oil Pantry
- vegetable oil Pantry
Total Cost of Ingredients $3
In medium bowl, mix the sugar, orange zest and grated ginger until well-incorporated.
Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball into a 6” snake, and connect the two ends to form a circle.
Pour about 1” of equal parts olive and vegetable oil into a medium pot or deep frying pan. Heat over medium-high heat, until viscous (test by dropping a tiny splash of water into the middle of the oil—it’s ready when it sizzles).
Working in batches, fry the donuts until they are golden-brown on one side. Flip, using a metal slotted spoon or tongs, and cook on the other side until golden-brown.
Transfer the donuts immediately from the hot oil into the sugar-orange-ginger mixture and coat well. Repeat until all donuts are cooked and coated.
To serve, top each donut with a little extra sugar-orange-ginger mixture and a pinch of orange zest.
Makes 8 donuts.