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Zeppoli Recipe
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Zeppoli

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"Italian fried bread dough is traditionally part of an Italian Christmas Eve celebration."

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Original recipe makes 15 fried breads Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a saucepan to 375 degrees F (119 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Sir the remaining 1/2 cup water into the bowl. Add flour, beating vigorously until a soft dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a smooth surface, and knead with greased hands until smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 to 1/1/2 hours.
  4. Fry golf ball sizes of dough in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and eat while still hot.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 10 mins

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw this recipe on this site!! My family has made Zeppolis ever since I can remember!!! These are very good - they kind of taste like funnel cake balls!! YUM!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2006

3 C. self rising flour, 4T. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 C. milk and 1 lb. ricotta cheese...these are the ingredients for a truly awesome zeppoli batter!

 

12 Ratings

Jan 17, 2004

Frustrating bit of information. You need a lot more than 1-1/2 cups of flour with 1 cup of water to form a dough you can knead properly prior to rising. Try 2-1/2 cups flour. 1 cup of water and 1-1/2 cups of flour is a sticky mess if that's what you want.

 
Jan 19, 2004

It's pretty good, but once again its just fried bread with sugar on top. It surprised me, I think its better than 3 stars.

 
Dec 15, 2010

I've made this several times and I love it the rewards you reap from this and having people inhale it. My family loves it I've even used sugar and Cinnamon to toss it in and it's so yummy.

 
Mar 21, 2006

the dough was very soft and sticky, but the worst part was they were so flat. I think some salt needed to be added. I actually think it was left out by mistake. My mother always made thses (on Christmas eve) as a savory, and they were wonderful. They did not need powdered sugar. I was very disappointed.

 
Jan 26, 2004

Dough had no taste to it and was too sticky

 
Feb 05, 2012

I think plain is just okay, but if you add some chocolate chips inside these bad boys before you fry them, you will have a whole different kind of yummy. With the chocolate, you don't miss having sugar in the dough and the powdered sugar is still the perfect topper. This way they are balls of warm chocolate yumminess!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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