If you've ever wondered what to do with your leftover dough scraps, this is the answer! There's no need to throw away that excess risen yeast donut dough. Read on, to learn how to make fritters in just about any flavor you can imagine!
Gather the dough scraps into a pile and top with jam, preserves, or applesauce.
Use a dough scraper/bench knife to chop the dough into smaller bits and disperse the fruit evenly throughout.
Divide the mixture into equal portions, shaping into patties.
Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to proof for about 1-hour.
Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pot, and bring the oil to a temperature of 350-375 degrees F.
Fry the fritters, 3 at a time, until puffed and golden. (Be sure to keep an eye on the oil temperature, and adjust heat accordingly.) Drain on paper towels.
Stir the powdered sugar, jam, and milk together in a small bowl until smooth.
Spoon/spread the glaze over the warm fritters.