Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts)

Zeppole (italian Doughnuts) Recipe

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Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne


This is another version of Zeppole, also known as Pizza Frita. Simple and delicious.

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 Hr
15 Min


1 c
warm water (110-115 degrees(
1 tsp
active dry yeast
1 Tbsp
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
vegetable oil for deep frying
confectioners sugar

How to Make Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts)


  • 1Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the water in a measuring cup. Stir until the yeast dissolves.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3Pour about 2 inches of oil into a deep heavy saucepan or deep fryer. Heat the oil until the temperature reaches 375 degrees or until a drop of the dough slipped into the oil sizzles and turns brown in 1 minute.
  • 4Drop the dough by tablespoons into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan. Cook the zeppole until golden brown and puffed, aout 2 minutes. Remove the zeppole with a slotted spoon and drain them briefly on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • 5Put the zeppole in a paper bag, add the confectioners sugar, and shake them until well coated. Serve immediately.

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About Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts)

Course/Dish: Other Desserts