Bomboloni is an Italian doughnut typically eaten as a snack or dessert. Bomboloni can be made in a variety of ways, sometimes with jam or cream fillings, sometimes coated in plain sugar or icing sugar. This version is cinnamon sugar based with a warm dark chocolate dipping sauce.
The yeast based dough is fried to a beautiful golden brown. This produces a wonderful light crunch with a soft light and fluffy centre that is not too sweet. The bomboloni are then rolled in cinnamon sugar and served warm with a warm dark chocolate sauce. There is just something special about freshly home-made warm doughnuts.
The time to make these bomboloni is extended due to periods of letting the yeast based dough set and rise a little before frying them. So you need to prepare in advance for this dessert. The dough is very sticky, so you also need plenty of flour and patience when making these doughnuts. The end result is worth all the effort however.
These bomboloni are best served warm, so ideally you will fry them just before serving. Once you start eating these, it is very hard to stop…