I need repipie for zeppoles ;-) I have been trying to find a recipie for the italian dessert called zeppoles, they are usually sold at festivals. can someone help me find the recipie? im new here and would appreciate the kindness. god bless mary........
These are the recipes that Ive found. On the show that I watched, they either filled them with custard or cannolli filling but I see that many recipes call for just shaking them in a bag pf powdered sugar. They look sooo good!!
Originally posted by Jeannie in the Nov 2002 WFD thread
Brazilian doughnuts...they are very similar to Italian Zeppole...
They are ready in 30 minutes and the kids love them.. They will disappear! It's a great thing to do on a snowy day when the kids are home..
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup corn starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
4 tbs granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
Oil to deep fry or shortening.
Sugar with cinnamon to sprinkle over.
In a large bowl, mix together eggs, sugar and pinch of salt. While mixing with a wood spoon add the flour, corn starch, baking powder and milk until you get a batter similar to cake batter.
Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees F, using two table spoons, take a spoon of batter and scrape off the batter into the fryer using the second spoon.
Fry about six doughnuts each time until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes, flipping just once for overall browning. (The doughnut will flip by itself).
Remove the doughnuts from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle sugar mixed with cinnamon and serve.
They are great with hot chocolate...
Hint: The fryer temperature is very important. If it is too hot, the doughnuts will burn outside and be doughy inside.
When we make zeppoles we just buy the pizza dough from the refrigerator section of the supermarket....
It's just cut into pieces, deep fried at 350 degrees, and then coated in confectioner's sugar.
This is the only way I ever got it at the street festivals in NYC.. I suppose it could be fancied-up with piped-in fillings, etc. But that's the zeppoli we know and love here ;-)
Now that I have a breadmaker I make the dough at home, only because it is less expemsive. But the kneading and work of a home-made dough was too hard on my carpal tunnel hands without the machine. The pre-made dough was just fine for the zeppoli. They came out just fine. Enjoy!
as posted by Lifestar in the August 2004 What's for Dinner? thread.
Recipe contributed by my Mom Lina Parente
* 7 cups of flour
* 3 eggs
* 1 big package of yeast
* 1 orange peel
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 3-4 cups of warm water
Grate orange peel. Beat the 3 eggs. Add yeast to 1 cup of warm water and mix in the 3 beaten eggs, orange peel, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Take this and add it to the 7 cups of flour and mix with your hands. As you are mixing continue to add the remaining cups of warm water. The dough should be soft and sticky. Once you have finished, take the dough and wrap it in a blanket and place it on a big pan to rise. Once the dough has risen take a fork and let the air out. Recover and let it rise again. During this time fill a pan with oil and heat it. It's hot enough when the dough drops to the bottom and comes right back to the surface. Take dough and shape as you like. Once the dough has browned you want to take it out and place it on a brown paper bag. Sprinkle with sugar or powder.