Mix until combined (do not over mix) Let batter stand for 1/2 hour at room temperature Heat up frying oil in a deep pan (about 2/3rds) the way full to about 365 degrees F (Aprox 6 1/2 cups frying oil). Finally, dust with powdered sugar. My husband took some to work and they offered to pay me to make them!! Hi Anna, I wouldn’t as it really gives the donuts their light and fluffy texture. Vanilla Extract: This is classic and delicious. I had some ricotta cheese left in the fridge and was browsing pinterest to see how i can use it up and am so happy i found this recipe. Zeppole are traditionally consumed during the Festa di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph's Day) celebrated every March 19, when zeppole are sold on many streets and sometimes presented as gifts. The ingredients are all staples in the fridge and it takes very little time to make. It has pleased and impressed the pickiest eaters. Be sure to turn them a few times while cooking to ensure even browning. Don’t you hate seeing those amazing recipe videos on Facebook where you WANT TO MAKE THE RECIPE RIGHT NOW, only to find it takes 3 hours and rare milk from a 4 humped camel from Antartica? The chocolate sauce and maple glaze sound amazing, I’ll try that next time! Cinnamon sugar, chocolate syrup, or raspberry jam would also make a lovely topping. I made these years ago but lost the recipe and these are perfect! Thanks so much for this amazing recipe! This recipe is truly a winner. L'impasto è reso soffice e morbido grazie all'aggiunta delle patate lesse e non vanno confuse con le graffe, che non prevedono l'aggiunta delle patate lesse. Try my EASY Italian Zeppole. This post may contain affiliate links. Queste zeppole, preparate con un impasto che viene intrecciato a forma di "elle", vengono fritte e poi passate ancora calde nello zucchero. Made it just that little bit sweeter. 69 calories; protein 0.7g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 12.1mg 4% DV; sodium 24.2mg 1% DV. I’ve looked for a Zeppole recipe for several years when I came across this one. I hope these zeppole become a new holiday or Sunday morning tradition for you. These zeppole are best enjoyed while still warm. Le graffe, ossia zeppole di patate, sono buonissime ciambelle fritte, perfette da portare in tavola per le feste di compleanno e ideali da servire a Carnevale, periodo di frittura per eccellenza. It may have needed a few more minutes cooking. It’s the ricotta cheese! Your email address will not be published. These zeppole have about 87 calories a piece. Today a very dear friend of mine asked me to make her the ZEPPOLE. Thanks again!!! What do you think of this Zeppole Recipe? The raisins really add a touch of sweetness. I did increase the sugar content for the batter mixture to 1 tablespoon. Only 20 minutes are standing between you and these delicious dough balls. So glad you enjoyed them Lauren! Hi Yvonne, I’m seeing the ingredients, can you please check again? My 5 kids loved it. I would suggest freezing balls of dough in a tupperware dish in layers with wax paper. Stir in the eggs, ricotta cheese and vanilla. Drop by tablespoons into the hot oil a few at a time. 5 stars for this one! I did increase the sugar content for the batter mixture to 1 tablespoon. Amount is based on available nutrient data. This RECIPE is of Campania origin and it is a fried sweet filled with crema pasticcera. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. There are only 6 simple ingredients to make the zeppole batter: All-purpose flour, eggs, water, unsalted butter, sugar, and salt! Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sono profumatissime e piacevolmente morbide. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. Feel free to experiment with different flavors if you’d like. Italian Zeppole are traditionally eaten on Saint Joseph’s feast day. Crispy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside these mini Italian donut holes will become your new favorite breakfast treat. Mix gently over low heat until combined. Le zeppole di patate sono ciambelle dolci di patate fritte e ripassate nello zucchero e si preparano a Napoli durante il periodo di Carnevale. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A reader also likes to keep hers wrapped in a napkin in a paper lunch sack! I like to use a large skillet and a  cookie scoop to fry my doughnuts. I probably wouldn’t substitute anything but ricotta here as its a high fat cheese that makes these so light and fluffy! It gives the pasties  an airy melt in your mouth texture. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Its a pretty expensive ingredient in this part of the woods. Everytime i make them i double the recipe and make one batch with cinnamon sugar and the other batch with glaze (powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and milk). Required fields are marked *. This recipe is great..These doughnuts are fabulous...I made about 8-10 batches in one weekend! So glad you and your husband are enjoying these Valentina! I’m so glad you posted this! Did you try to cook too many at once? Also note that it is REALLY important to keep the frying heat low and not be tempted to rush the frying process as the outside will cook nicely but the batter will remain quite gooey on the inside. If you are reheating from a frozen state I would double those times. Vegetable Oil:  I chose this variety because of its neutral flavor, and high smoke point. I’m sold! Have fun fighting over the last one! Spray a small cookie scoop with non sticky spray. Quasi un simbolo della città napoletana, queste graffette piccole e soffici sono un must anche nelle feste dei bambini. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. My recipe for zeppole calls for a dusting of powdered sugar. Le zeppole di patate sono un dolce tipico di Carnevale e di San Giuseppe, infatti sono preparate generalmente il 19 marzo, per festeggiare la festa del papà. Be sure to store in an air tight container like a Tupperware dish, or a plastic baggie.