Thea Digiammerino

Country Fair Fried Dough With Cinnamon Sugar

This recipe makes one 8-inch round fried dough.


  • 113 Grams All Purpose Flour (1 cup)
  • 2 Grams Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp.)
  • 66 Grams Warm Water-120°f (1/4 Cup + 2 tsp.)
  • 2 Grams Instant Yeast (1/2 tsp.)
  • 2 Grams Sugar (1/2 tsp.)
  • As Needed Canola Oil for Greasing bowl and frying
  • As Needed All Purpose Flour to help stretch
  • As Needed Mixture of Cinnamon Sugar to Taste (at least ½ cup of sugar to start)


  • Whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the warm water, instant yeast and sugar.
  • Add the flour mixture all at once to the water. Quickly mix, gather into a ball and knead for about 5 minutes or until very smooth and elastic. Form into a tight ball. Place the dough in a bowl that has been greased , lightly grease the top of the dough, cover with plastic wrap and place in a slightly warm place for about 30 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Heat about 1” canola oil in a pan that will allow an 8” piece of dough to fit. An electric frying pan is ideal. Heat to 350 °f.
  • Sprinkle your counter work surface with a little flour. Carefully lay out the risen dough on the flour and flatten into a thinner, 8” circle. Carefully pick up the dough and add to the hot oil, splashing away from you.
  • Let fry for about 2 minutes on each side, pressing down with a slotted spoon as bubbles develop. Cook until a deep golden brown on each side. Carefully remove and drain. While still hot, cover both sides with the cinnamon sugar and gently shake off excess before serving. Enjoy!

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