Zeppole

Zeppole

  • Recipe difficulty: Medium
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  • Serves: Up to 8 people

Whisk 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Set aside.
Bring 1 cup water, butter, 1 tablespoon salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar to boil in heavy medium saucepan, stirring until butter melts. Add flour to mixture and stir until dough forms ball. Cook over medium heat 4 minutes to remove raw flour taste, stirring constantly. Transfer dough to medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat dough mixture until crumbly, about 1 minute. Add eggs 1 at a time to dough, blending well between additions to form smooth dough.

DO AHEAD: Dough can be made 4 hours ahead. Press plastic wrap directly onto prepared dough and let stand at room temperature until ready to use.
Preheat the oil to 170°C. Working in batches, scoop rounded teaspoonful of dough, then use second teaspoon to scrape dough into oil. Cook dough balls until puffed and golden brown on all sides, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer fritters to paper towels to drain.
Toss zeppole in cinnamon sugar and serve warm.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 4 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

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