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I thought of doing Pască for this, but that one's a bit tricky and doesn't always turn out well, especially on the first try. This was one of my fiance's favorites, so I learned from his grandma how to make it.
You'll need a few things for this: 2 quarts of vegetable oil 1c. all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 pinch of salt 1 1/2c. white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 c. ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract & 1/2 c. confectioners sugar. My personal preference is for organic ingredients, but that's just me.
In total it takes about 40 minuets start to finish, luckily there are only 3 steps. (worth it though) 1) Heat the oil to 375° (I don't really know of an easy way to tell that :p) 2) In a medium saucepan, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, & sugar. Stir in the eggs, ricotta cheese, & vanilla. Mix gently over low heat until combined (it'll be sticky batter, and a pain in the butt to wash unless you have a dishwasher or some one you can get to do it for you ;) ) 3) Drop by tablespoons into the oil, just a few at a time, (I've done roughly 6-8 and it turned out okay) & these guys turn over on their own so that's one less thing to keep an eye on. They'll only need to fry for 3-4 minuets, what works best for me to drain off the excess oil is a paper bag, I'd say paper towels work too but you'd need a lot of them. The confectioners sugar is to top them off and 100% optional. Serve warm. What I did when I made them for Jonah was melt dark chocolate and put it on the side to dip them in.
I have to admit I've never heard of Zeppole, haha it looks amazing though! is it from a specific country?!
wow. I haven't had zeppole in a million years. this is awesome
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Mmmmmm. I LOVE zeppole! I've always eaten them at fairs in the summer growing up. I'm from New Jersey, so we have a lot of cute little Italian old men who make them haha. But I've never tried making them myself!! I'm saving your recipe and definitely giving it a try :) Oh, and the dark chocolate idea sounds AMAZING. I for one prefer them topped with about 2 pounds of powdered sugar... :)
Looks delish.