Italian Doughnuts

December 4, 2007 at 3:29 am 15 comments

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.


Entry filed under: Sweets and Desserts.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jyothi  |  December 4, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Wow! looks amazing and lovely shape..Very tempting too…thanks for sharing.

  • 2. sunita  |  December 4, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Those are such cute looking doughnuts …thanks for sending them over.

  • 3. Happy cook  |  December 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Delicious. Sure they were great.
    They look so beautiful

  • 4. Madhavi  |  December 4, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you Jyothi.They were just melting in the mouth when they were warm.
    Cinnamon sugar was just the right option to drench these doughnuts in Sunita.
    @Thank you Happy cook.

  • 5. Namratha  |  December 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Awesome Madhavi, I’ve seen this on her show and just yday was thinking I should try to make them, they look gorgeous dear!!

  • 6. remya  |  December 4, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    amazing…lovely doughmuts….i’m drooling…

  • 7. bee  |  December 5, 2007 at 12:55 am

    those are festive and simply beautiful.

  • 8. TBC  |  December 5, 2007 at 2:50 am

    That looks really great. I saw that show:-)

  • 9. Siri  |  December 5, 2007 at 2:54 am

    Even I love the show Madhu..:) the doughnuts look so cute and nice!

    ~ Siri

  • 10. RAKS KITCHEN  |  December 5, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Love this recipe very much…I will be very happy if u give me some of those doughnuts

  • 11. Madhavi  |  December 5, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks dear.Plz post ur’s also asap.I am sure they will come out great in your hands.
    @Remya!Thank you .
    @Bee!Thank you.
    @TBC!Thank you.
    @Siri!Thank you
    @RAKSKITCHEN!Any time welcome home dear.

  • 12. sagari  |  December 6, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    hey i too saw this recipe on tv but haven’t tought to try but those look so temting
    now defenetly have to try

  • 13. DEEPA  |  December 8, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    awesome lady …i did comment on your doughnuts ..but i think it did not come up ….awesome …..

  • 14. Kajal  |  December 12, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Wonderful and easy recipe you share Madhavi. Really your heart shape looks very delicious. I love your recipe. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe. Something new and different idea is here. I like it.:))

  • 15. THERESA  |  August 11, 2009 at 2:43 am


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