the perfect sweet treat after any Italian meal

Have you ever had the dessert pizza crust adorned with sugar, or cinnamon? I believe the famous to go pizza place Dominoes has their own version called Cinni stix. Everyone in our family eats pizza just for the crust. All four of think it’s the best part. Crazy? I wonder if there’s anyone else out there that feels the same way. This little treat is the perfect little dish to serve up after any Italian meal like spaghetti, or yes PIZZA. You could eat it as a snack or serve for breakfast as well.

Pizza Frizza

Taken from Martha Stewart

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 package dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 teaspoons coarse salt

  1. Heat the water and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until lukewarm, about 40 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the liquid and stir. Let sit until the yeast is dissolved, up to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, flour, and salt. Once the dough is combined, knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth and elastic, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Brush a large bowl with olive oil. Add the dough and lightly brush the top with olive oil. Cover and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 3 hours. Or, place in the refrigerator overnight to rise slowly. Punch the dough down and divide into the appropriate number of portions as directed in the recipe you’re following. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet and cover until ready to roll out.

Do you have kids? I can’t take full credit for making all these yummy treats that afternoon. I actually had a little helper. If you have kids, you can make it a fun afternoon activity. Let them use their fave toys as shapes to punch out there own dough creations. My daughter liked this star. I think she enjoyed eating her little stars more than making them  🙂

Get your dough and just separate small pieces and form what ever shapes you prefer…It’s easiest to just make small balls- form a small ball a tiny bit smaller than a golf ball in your hand. Have a wok full of heated oil and just throw in until the balls turn a golden brown color.

As soon as you pull them out of the oil, transfer them into a bowl with sugar.

Using a utensil, roll the ball around until each side is coated with a thin layer of sweetness.

couldn’t resist one while it was hot.

 every piece, bite sized and delicious.