This is a simple recipe for an Italian delicacy. These fried ricotta doughnut-like cookies are dusted with confectioners' sugar and served warm.
Dust these little fry breads with powdered sugar as soon as they are cooked. An Italian tradition on Christmas Eve, they make a fun treat any time of year.
Chef John's unbelievably light and not-too-sweet Italian doughnuts are really quick and easy. Toss them in cinnamon sugar while they're still warm.
I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw this recipe on this site!! My family has made Zeppolis ever since I can remember!!! These are very good - they kind of taste like funnel cake balls!! YUM!!!!
3 C. self rising flour, 4T. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 C. milk and 1 lb. ricotta cheese...these are the ingredients for a truly awesome zeppoli batter!
the dough was very soft and sticky, but the worst part was they were so flat. I think some salt needed to be added. I actually think it was left out by mistake. My mother always made thses (on Christmas eve) as a savory, and they were wonderful. They did not need powdered sugar. I was very disappointed.
Frustrating bit of information. You need a lot more than 1-1/2 cups of flour with 1 cup of water to form a dough you can knead properly prior to rising. Try 2-1/2 cups flour. 1 cup of water and 1-1/2 cups of flour is a sticky mess if that's what you want.
It's pretty good, but once again its just fried bread with sugar on top. It surprised me, I think its better than 3 stars.
I think plain is just okay, but if you add some chocolate chips inside these bad boys before you fry them, you will have a whole different kind of yummy. With the chocolate, you don't miss having sugar in the dough and the powdered sugar is still the perfect topper. This way they are balls of warm chocolate yumminess!