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Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta

Homemade Fried Dough Zeppoles Recipe Without Ricotta is a family favorite Italian treat.  You'll find this simple zeppole recipe covered in powdered sugar typically at Fairs and Carnival
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Courtney


  • 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 the yeast and water.
  • In a separate bowl mix 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.
  • The 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.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 23mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg