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Pizza Fritta also known as Fried Dough

How to make Pizza Fritta! Store-bought dough, a skillet, and some sugar are all you need to make a delicious dessert. Fried Dough is also great for a Sunday brunch.

One of my fondest memories growing up was making Pizza Fritta with my Grandmother on Friday Nights! She would make a homemade pizza for supper and save the extra dough to fry and top with sugar. It is a treat, warm fried dough with a hint of sweetness. I don't make Pizza Fritta every week, but I have carried down the tradition. I use store-bought dough, but you can certainly make dough from scratch. I will link my homemade bread dough recipe below.

Link to my simple homemade bread recipe Click Here

Shop the $10 cooling rack I use and love @

What is Pizza Fritta? Pizza Fritta (fried dough) is an Italian dessert that is crispy on the outside and warm and chewy on the inside. Trust me, you want to eat this as soon as it's done. It's made with pieces of pizza dough that are fried and sprinkled with sugar. Back in the day food was not wasted so any leftover bread dough was fried for dessert.

Pizza Fritta is so simple to make, let's get started

Set your store-bought dough on the counter so it can reach room temperature and rise. Cold dough is harder to work with. Once the dough is room temperature cut it into 6 to 8 pieces. Preheat a skillet with about 2 inches of vegetable, canola, or coconut oil. The dough does not have to be submerged in oil because you will flip the dough.

TIP You will know your oil is hot enough if you drop a small piece of dough in the oil and it bubbles.

Once your oil is hot, stretch out each piece of dough and place it in the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat then flip the dough. You will know it's ready to flip when the dough is a nice golden brown. When the dough is done place it on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet under the rack, and sprinkle with sugar. If you don't have a cooling rack that's fine, place the dough on a paper towel. I linked an inexpensive cooling rack above, along with the homemade dough recipe. Thank you for stopping by Lia Rose Simply Home!



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Hello, my name is Wendy I live in upstate NY with my husband and four children. Now that my children are getting older I have some extra time to share my experiences, recipes, traditions and life tips.

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