Zeppoli

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat about 3 inches of oil in a saucepan to 375 degrees F (119 degrees C).In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Sir the remaining 1/2 cup water into the bowl.Add flour, beating vigorously until a soft dough forms.

  • Step 3

    Turn the dough out onto a smooth surface, and knead with greased hands until smooth.Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface.Cover with a damp cloth.Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 to 1/1/2 hours.

  • Step 4

    Fry golf ball sizes of dough in batches until golden brown.Drain on paper towels.Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, and eat while still hot.

  • Editor's Note:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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