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Dough-nut Zeppole

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Ingredients (3)

  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (also known as confectioners’ sugar)

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  1. 1Cut the dough into 10 pieces.
  2. 2With your hands, form balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Allow to rise about 45 minutes.
  3. 3Deep-fry in canola oil until cooked through and brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. 4Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve warm.
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