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One thing I love about Carnival/Fairs is the Zeppoles!
I told my husband the last time we went I had to make them,
because I can’t just have them once a year.
They are best fresh, right out of the fryer and coated in powdered sugar.
This was my first time making them at home, and they were delicious!!
I will definitely be making these again! :)

Makes about a 18 zeppoles

1 cup water about 110 degrees
1 package active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar for coating

Mix together the yeast and water.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour and salt.
Once the yeast is creamy combine with the flour/salt mixture.
Cover with saran and let sit for about an hour.
Dough should double in size and become very airy.
About 45 minutes into letting the dough sit you can start the fryer and heat to 375.

Using your hand or a spoon plop the dough into the oil
about a teaspoon size for smaller and tablespoon for bigger.
Turn once and then once golden brown drain on paper towel.
While hot and still oily shake them in a bowl filled with powdered sugar.


The dough

Zeppole Dough

Fry ‘em!

Zeppole Fryin'

Right out of the fryer

Right out of the fryer

Cover them in sugar.. ah. :)

Covered in sugar

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12 Responses to “Zeppoles”

  1. #
    Cat @ Oh My! Sugar High — July 11, 2010 @ 12:14 am

    Ohhhh those look delicious. One thing I’m sucker for is funnel cake and this looks just like it! Yumm!


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    Firefly@fireflyblog.org — July 11, 2010 @ 12:37 am

    Oh those are so good, my family loves them, I have a similar recipe (but I like yours it’s easier), only we call them deferent…I’ll have to make them and post ;)


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    Milk and Honey Mommy — July 11, 2010 @ 2:45 am


    Man, I know my oldest would love these just because they have powdered sugar on them. Seeing these made me think of Beignets. I’ll have to try these because I’m feeling it right now; something nice, light-airy, and sugary sweet.


  4. #
    Michele — July 11, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    My grandmother used to make them all the time and they are so much better homemade. I have her recipe somewhere but haven’t tried them. Maybe this post will inspire me to try them out! They look fantastic!


  5. #
    Natalie — July 11, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    I’ve never heard of these but they look so yummy!


  6. #
    blueviolet — July 11, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    Those sound so good!


  7. #
    tes — July 19, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

    They looks so yummy and sounds super easy to make.
    Thanks for sharing,


  8. #
    Barbara — November 11, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    yummy love these


  9. #
    Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) — November 25, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    yum yum yum!! My fav. I’ve never tried making them though


  10. #
    Maryann — March 4, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    They look yummy


  11. #
    Nicole — June 23, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    These look great and super easy to make! I would probably add some cinnamon to mine. :) Thanks for sharing!


  12. #
    Rachel — June 29, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    I’ve never heard of these but they look good! I like funnel cake, beignets, etc, so I’d probably like them! I’ve never really tried frying anything at home though!


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