Fresh Baked Donut Holes (Using Previously Frozen Dough)

We interrupt your Thanksgiving preparations to bring you…donuts!
Every honoree will be munching on donuts at the Good Citizens Breakfast at my daughter’s school tomorrow. So, I need to make a batch of these yummy donut holes for my good citizen who is allergic to egg and milk. If you are sensitive to these ingredients, then you generally can’t enjoy store-bought donuts.
But, even those without allergies will LOVE them. Use your favorite pizza dough recipe (most don’t require egg or milk) to make the donut and then dunk it in your favorite toppings. Pictured are donut holes topped with chocolate (melted Enjoy Life chocolate chips,) cinnamon and sugar, powered sugar and, of course, sprinkles of various types.
Other suggestions:
  • Shape like a donut using cookie cutters in two different sizes.
  • Stuff them with chocolate chips or dried fruit for a tasty surprise.
  • Glaze with a mixture of powdered sugar and water. Use a drop of food coloring for special occasions.
  • Add a touch of butter and garlic for bread knots.
To make:
  1. Flour a surface and roll out the dough.
  2. Use a small cup (about the size of a small plastic medicine cup) to cut out small holes.
  3. Pour canola oil into a pan to about 1 inch.
  4. Heat oil over medium-high heat. (You should be able to sprinkle a little water in the pan and it will respond without spattering oil out of the pan.)
  5. Gently place pieces of dough in hot oil and cook about 1-2 minutes, constantly turning with tongs, until the hole is very lightly browned.
  6. Remove holes to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Use tongs for easy removal.
  7. Dredge in chocolate or sprinkle with favorite toppings.
On Freezing Dough:
Dough that has been shaped and has risen once, freezes very nicely in a tightly sealed ziplock bag. For best results use within one month of freezing.

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