Zeppole is a classic Italian dessert of simple fried dough that is coated and tossed in sugar and served up! Everyone loves them… little kids & big kids too!


For the Zeppole:
1 pound all-purpose flour
2 medium boiled potatoes
1/4 ounce active dry yeast
pinch of salt
granulated sugar or powder sugar
2 cups lukewarm water
olive oil for frying
In a large bowl add the flour and the mashed potatoes. Dissolve the yeast in warm water, add a pinch of salt and add to the bowl. Mix all the ingredients well and work the dough for 5 mins. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer.
The consistency of the dough should be rather soft. Add a bit of extra water or flour to adjust. Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm environment for about 1 hour. Get your oil very hot in a deep frying pan and with a spoon drop strands of dough in irregular shapes.

Turn the dough in the oil until it is golden in color. Remove the Zeppole from the oil and quickly sprinkle with a generous dose of granulated sugar on all sides. Alternatively, you can use powder sugar. Recipe by => Cooking with Nonna

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