I mentioned I might do it here. Well, I wasn't kidding!
I made pizza for my brother a couple weeks ago when he was here for the weekend. But far too much dough for the 2 of us. That meant I had a large ball of truly beautiful pizza dough in my fridge just begging for me to work with it each time I opened that door.
More than just a few times, I've heard or read about people using pizza dough to make donuts. Just cut your shapes, fry them up, shake them in cinnamon sugar (or make a glaze - or heck, do both!) I mean really the most complicated part is making the dough in the first place!
It's worth noting that my mom makes DEE-LISH-OUS cinnamon cake donuts. I have a strong childhood memory of being treated to them during October since she loves to serve them with the apple cider we've always gotten in Apple Hill. I haven't made them myself since even thinking about deep frying tends to make me gain weight.
But what was I to do with this leftover pizza dough? Make more pizza? (I also gain weight from just looking at a pizza) Or try this donut route? Well, Debbie was over last week so I figured I could spread the fat and calories to her too since she the same metabolic age as a 12 year old. So I made donuts! Out of pizza dough!
But would it be soft and donut-y, especially when the dough baked is quite bready, chewy, crusty and dense? Would they be sweet enough with only the coating having sugar? Would they taste like donuts?
Yes, yes and well, no - they tasted like churros! But heck, I love churros! This was certainly not a science experiment gone bad.