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Embark on a journey of sweet enchantment with our Bomboloni—Italian donuts that are a divine indulgence for any dessert lover. These pillowy, golden delights are a celebration of simplicity and flavor, with a light-as-air texture that melts in your mouth. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a dessert, Bomboloni bring the irresistible charm of Italian pastry straight to your kitchen.

Exciting Story: The inspiration for our Bomboloni recipe comes from the bustling streets of Italy, where the aroma of freshly fried donuts wafts through the air. The first time we prepared these, it was like bringing a piece of Italy home—the anticipation of that first bite, the dusting of powdered sugar, and the sheer delight of savoring a homemade Bomboloni. Now, it has become a cherished tradition, a sweet escape that transports us to the heart of Italian indulgence.

Why These Bomboloni Will Steal Your Heart:

Selling Points:

  • Pillowy Perfection: The dough creates an airy, tender texture that makes every bite a heavenly experience.
  • Versatile Fillings: Customize your Bomboloni by filling them with your favorite jams, custards, or chocolate for a surprise burst of flavor.
  • Authentic Italian Elegance: Capture the essence of Italian pastry with these delectable donuts that embody the spirit of indulgence.
  • Dusted with Delight: A final touch of powdered sugar adds a hint of sweetness and a touch of elegance to these delightful treats.

Notes: Feel free to experiment with fillings such as Nutella, fruit jams, pastry cream, or chocolate ganache for an extra layer of flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I bake these instead of frying?

A: While frying is traditional, you can try baking the Bomboloni at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown.

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Q: How should I store leftover Bomboloni?

A: Store any uneaten Bomboloni in an airtight container at room temperature. Reheat briefly in the oven or microwave before serving.



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  • For the Bomboloni Dough:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons 2 1/4 (1 packet) active dry yeast

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) warm whole milk

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (50g) granulated sugar

  • 3 1/2 cups 3 1/2 (440g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 3 large 3 eggs

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60g) unsalted butter, softened

  • For Frying and Dusting:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  • For the Bomboloni Dough:
  • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and granulated sugar. Stir in the active dry yeast and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add them to the flour mixture.
  • Pour in the yeast mixture and mix until a dough forms.
  • Add the softened butter and knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  • For Frying the Bomboloni:
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F (175°C).
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Use a round cutter to cut out donuts and place them on a floured tray for an additional 15-20 minutes of rising.
  • Fry the Bomboloni in batches until they are golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the donuts using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined tray to absorb excess oil.
  • For Dusting and Serving:
  • Allow the Bomboloni to cool slightly.
  • Dust the donuts generously with powdered sugar, either by rolling them in a bowl of powdered sugar or using a sifter to sprinkle it over the top.
  • Serve warm and enjoy the fluffy, sweet delight of your homemade Bomboloni.

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