Deep Fried Dough Pies
These golden deep fried dough pies are so crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Serve warm with ice cream and lots of honey.
- 500 gr all purpose flour
- 5 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- juice of one large lemon
- 4 tbs grappa or vodka
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp powder cinnamon
- 2 cups (500 ml) lukewarm water
- 1 ½ cup (375 ml) olive oil for frying
- honey or sugar (according to taste) for topping
Place flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
Add oil, orange juice, grappa or vodka, salt and cinnamon.
Mix together and knead for 5 minutes, adding a little warm water to avoid sticking, until dough is soft and ready to cut.
Cut dough to pieces to the size of a small orange. Roll out each piece to round pies, sized apprx. 1 cm. thick and 13-15 cm. in diameter.
Deep fry the pies making sure each pie is under oil at all times, pressing with a fork if necessary.
Remove from oil once pie has risen and taken a gold brown color.
Place each pie on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil and continue to fry until all pies are used.
Serve warm with honey according to taste.