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Italian Zeppole

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense – more of a Ricotta donut.

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense - more of a Ricotta donut.

I have never heard of Italian Zeppole before I made this delightful, almost donut like, sweet treat.

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense - more of a Ricotta donut.

Will I make it again ? Most definitely ! The kids were not here and I would love to make these as it is exactly the type of treat they like.

A few days ago I bought some Ricotta cheese for something else I had in mind. However, Murphy’s Law played a trick on me again !

The Blueberries were off just as I wanted to use them. I will eat Ricotta as is, but I really wanted to try a new, sweet, recipe.

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense - more of a Ricotta donut.

When I found this recipe, the name sounded a little familiar, but I could not quite place it.

End of search – I made the Zeppole and I strongly recommend it to anyone who have never tasted this before.

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense - more of a Ricotta donut

The most common size for one Zeppole is 10 centimeters ( 4 inches ), but I prefer smaller treats. Therefore I roll mine into either one bite or at most two bite sized balls.

How do you serve the Italian Zeppole ?

Warm and covered in Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar) !

On standing the Icing Sugar will be absorbed by the fried Zeppole, resulting in a sticky, sweet treat. Which, by the way is almost just as delicious !

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In the recipe below, you will notice I have the servings set as 20. This is based on a two bite sized ball, just a little smaller than a golf ball.

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Italian Zeppole

Yield: 20 Servings

Italian Zeppole

Italian Zeppole

Italian Zeppole is the most delicious sweet treats ! Deep-fried dough, almost like a beignet but much chewier and more dense - more of a Ricotta donut

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Oil, for deep fry
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 t Baking Powder
  • 1/8 t Salt
  • 1 1/2 t Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese (mash it up with a fork)
  • 1/2 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup Icing Sugar, for dusting/rolling (Powdered Sugar)

Instructions

  1. Heat Oil in a deep-fryer
  2. Meanwhile, place the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar in a medium sauce pan and stir to mix – add the Eggs, Ricotta and Vanilla to the pan – mix gently over low heat until combined – dough will be sticky
  3. Remove from heat and take table spoonfuls of dough, about 4 centimeters (slightly under 2 inches) in diameter (no need to be perfect balls) and place into the hot Oil – cook until golden - about 3 minutes per batch
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried Zeppoli onto a paper towel and immediately roll/dust in Icing Sugar. Repeat until all the dough is finished
  5. Serve warm

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Amount Per Serving Calories 70.8Total Fat 3.5gSaturated Fat 2.2gUnsaturated Fat 0.7gCarbohydrates 7.4gSugar 2.5gProtein 2.6g

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Serve warm.

Be warned: these little donut-like cookies are addictive !

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Printabelle

Saturday 5th of January 2013

The ricotta must make these so moist and delicious! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Miz Helen

Saturday 5th of January 2013

Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com

Saturday 5th of January 2013

These look perfect! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

Anonymous

Friday 4th of January 2013

These are wonderful, but even better with a chocolate dipping sauce on the side..

Rebecca

Friday 4th of January 2013

These sound soooo good! Thanks for sharing :)

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