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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Evelyn Scott
Suffern, NY

This is the recipe used by my family, and handed down to me

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For zeppole

  • 2 qt
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    white sugar
  • 2
  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar for dusting

How To Make zeppole

  • 1
    Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium saucepan, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in the eggs, ricotta cheese and vanilla. Mix gently over low heat until combined. Batter will be sticky. Drop by tablespoons into the hot oil a few at a time. Zeppole will turn over by themselves. Fry until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes. Drain in a paper sack and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.