How to Make Zeppole

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Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Difficulty Level: Beginner


Zeppole is a deep-fried doughnut with an Italian twist. Similar to traditional doughnuts, zeppoles are dusted with powdered sugar; however, they have ricotta cheese incorporated into the dough, which gives them a creamy texture. You have lots of fillings to choose from, giving you the option of a sweet or savory snack.

Ingredients

  • Zeppole

    • Vegetable oil for frying
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • Superfine sugar, for garnish

    Chocolate Cream Filling

    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste
    • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, pieces
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Making the Doughnuts

  • Pour about 2 inches of vegetable oil into a heavy sauté pan over a medium heat.

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and vanilla extract.

    Whisk the milk, eggs and ricotta cheese into the bowl and combine well until you get a sticky dough.

    When the oil is about 370 degrees Fahrenheit, scoop 1 tablespoon of dough into the hot oil for each zeppole. Fry about 4 zeppoles at a time, depending on the size of your saucepan. Fry the dough for about 2 to 3 minutes or until all sides are golden brown.

    Transfer the fried zeppoles onto a tray lined with two layers of paper towels and garnish them generously with superfine sugar; serve warm.

Making Chocolate Cream Filling

  • Pour the cream and brown sugar into a saucepan and place it over medium-high heat.

    Whisk every minute or two and remove from the stove when it's near a boil. Mix in the dark chocolate, butter and cornstarch until the mixture is smooth.

    Fill a piping bag with the chocolate cream filling while it's still warm. Insert a small nozzle and pipe some filling into the zeppole. Repeat with the other zeppoles and serve.

Tips

  • Garnish your zeppoles with cherries, cinnamon, honey or caramelized sugar.

    Place one anchovy into each dough ball for a savory zeppole variation.

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