- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 10 min
“Italian fried bread dough is traditionally part of an Italian Christmas Eve celebration.” - by Carmela Sagendorf
Original recipe yields 15 fried breads
- Heat about 3 inches of oil in a saucepan to 375 degrees F (119 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Sir the remaining 1/2 cup water into the bowl. Add flour, beating vigorously until a soft dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a smooth surface, and knead with greased hands until smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 to 1/1/2 hours.
- Fry golf ball sizes of dough in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and eat while still hot.
Amount Per Serving (15 total)
- 103 cal
- 6 g
- 10.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (10)Rate This Recipe
"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!..." See more"
"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!!!!..." See more"
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