Dear IF-riends, today we want to show you another use for your pizza’s dough! With the help of your imagination and the use of only top-quality ingredients you can do something that your kids will love more than pizza. Kids love to prepare fritters and it’s a funny activity to do together when you have bad weather or if you want to spend some time in family. Moreover, you can exploit their imagination and creativity to experiment new combination, creating your own exclusive match.
In Italy we say, “if you do not know how to cook it, just fry” and this is how “Frittelle” (savoury fritter) are born: when people prepare the dough for making pizza they fry dough leftovers, giving the world this incredible dish. It is an ideal choice for an afternoon break, a brunch or also for a starter during informal meals.
For an extraordinary outcome, we recommend a combination with the “Marchigiana truffle spread” sauce, a truffle cream with meat that is typical of the Marche region. Your guest will be surprised by the softness of the fritter and the intense taste of truffle. They will surely ask for more!
Ingredients for 4 person
500 gr. of flour
25 gr of fresh brewer yeast
1 teaspoon of honey
300 ml of sparkling water
Sunflower seeds oil
Make the dough. In a large bowl, pour the flour and add a pinch of salt. In a mug, blend together the water, the yeast and add the honey. Stir until the yeast is mixed. Pour the mixed water in the bowl and, with the help of your hands, energically start to knead. Do it until you have an elastic, homogeneous dough. Then, make a ball with the dough, cover it with a plastic film and let it rest for a couple of hours. You will see it double its size.
Do the fritters. Take the dough ball and divide it into pieces of the same size. Then, give them a shape of a disk. In a pan, pour the oil and wait until it is hot. Put the disks in the hot oil, flip them occasionally and let cook until the fritter surface became light brown (just do not overlap them when they are rare because they will stick). Take the fritter out of the pan and put them on paper, in order to dry from the exceeding oil. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot to your guest. Enjoy!
Grandma’s tip: to understand if the oil is hot enough (and you do not have a kitchen thermometer), just put a tiny piece of dough in the oil. If it immediately makes bubbles, the oil temperature is ok!