Kathleen’s Fried Dough

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Save the cookies for Santa and introduce the youngsters to a different enticing option to satisfy their craving for sweets this holiday season. While it might not sound as appealing as St. Nick’s favorite snack, Kathleen Valle deems her Fried Dough creation as her grandchildren’s favorite Christmas Eve treat. 

After trying the resident of the 2600 block of Dudley Street’s traditional recipe, the children surely will have sugarplums dancing in their heads.


4 cups of Crisco or canola oil

2 pounds of pizza dough



Powdered sugar


Pinch off a piece of dough, about the size of half of golf ball, and place a few raisins in the center before rollling it into a ball. Place in a deep fryer filled with the oil until brown. Pour the honey on top and sprinkle with the sugar. 

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