Marjoram Honey Donuts

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.

Marjoram Honey Donuts

  • 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

Instructions

  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.