Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta
Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta is a family favorite Italian treat. Covered in powdered sugar and usually found at Carnivals.
I originally wrote this post almost 5 years ago. I actually don’t want to change the recipe, but want to add a new picture obviously. In my years of blogging I definitely see a difference in my pictures, let’s be honest – they’re much better now! I wasn’t horrible, but I wasn’t great or pinterest worthy. I actually made a batch of Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta the day we went to see my grandpa Sam in hospice. I was really hoping he could have at least one.. however he felt so sick he couldn’t eat anything.
Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta remind me of family and love. I just love to see my family enjoying something I made them too. Kay was a fan as soon as she saw me dusting the powdered sugar on top of the zeppoles. She kept saying, “Mama can I have one snow?”. She ended up eating 3, but mainly the sugar on top. Just like a kiddo with a doughnut who eats the frosting and sprinkles, ha!
I’m excited to share my new photos but equally excited to compare it to my previous photos, so that’s why I’ll be leaving them up too! We hope you enjoy our Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta and try making it for you family too!
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
Coconut oil for frying (or any vegetable oil)
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 copious amounts of powdered sugar.
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!
Cover them in sugar.. ah.
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Family, Food, and Photography are Courtney's passions and you'll see all of that on this blog.She married Chris in summer of 2008 and they had Sweet Baby summer of 2012.Sweet Baby has a rare food allergy called FPIES, which Courtney discusses frequently.She also loves to do car reviews, so check those out too!