Marjoram Honey Donuts

    Italian style donuts made from leftover pizza dough and tossed with a honey marjoram glaze.


    • 1 cup leftover pizza dough
    • Oil for Frying
    • 1/4 cup Honey
    • 2 tablespoons Butter
    • 2 tablespoons Sugar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram
    • 1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts


    1. Form small balls with the pizza dough, about 1 inch round. Allow to sit for about a half hour to rise. Bring oil for 350 for frying.
    2. Mix the honey, butter, sugar, and half the marjoram in a small pot. Season with a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat.
    3. Fry the dough for about 3-5 minutes to cook through. Remove from oil to a drying rack.
    4. Allow the donuts to cool about 1 minute and then add them to the pot with the warm glaze. Toss to coat.
    5. Dump the donuts out onto a platter and sprinkle with the remaining marjoram and the peanuts.


    I love making Italian style donuts with leftover pizza dough. Only problem is I usually make all my pizza dough into PIZZA. I finally had some leftover dough last week and I really wanted to do a floral glaze on the donuts. I stirred some fresh marjoram into a mixture of honey and sugar on the stovetop and cooked it until it became a sticky glaze that coated the fried dough perfectly.

    Make small balls of dough and let them rise about a half hour before frying them.

    When the come out of the fryer, toss them in the warm glaze.

    Pile them up and top with peanuts and more marjoram.

    I loved these donuts. Marjoram has such a great floral flavor that goes perfectly with honey. The glaze cooked enough that it hardened into almost a shell on the donuts and helped the extra marjoram and peanuts stick to the dough balls.