Italian Zeppole – Buon-A-Petitti (Video)

This scrumptious recipe comes from my childhood friend Chiara’s mother, Gina – who also happens to be the Italian Grandma from the YouTube channel, Buon-A-Petitti! Please do go and subscribe to her channel, and check out her NEW cookbook here, you will be so glad you did! See Gina sharing some family recipes from Faeto, Italy, and also trying out new creations on YouTube. I can attest to the deliciousness of her food, her recipes are authentic Italian, and you will LOVE watching as she explains her recipes and, usually, she will sing a song during the process. What’s not to love?

Back to the zeppole, I am thrilled that I gave these a try. They were incredibly easy to make, but I needed to see someone else do it first before I tried my hand at this dessert. They were GONE within ten minutes, and the kids were begging me to make more. Let’s jump right in!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar OR Cinnamon sugar (for sprinkling)

Instructions

Combine water and milk.  Heat in microwave to 110° F.

Add one envelope/2 teaspoons active dry yeast to milk. Stir gently, set aside.

Combine eggs, sugar, salt, and olive oil, mix on low.

Add in the milk/yeast mixture, then slowly mix in 4 cups flour.

Cover dough with plastic and a kitchen towel. Keep in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.

Remove plastic from dough. Time to make the zeppole! 

Fill pan with canola oil, heat to 350° F.

Use scoop to make each zeppole, place in oil.  Cook a few minutes, until golden. They may turn themselves!

Remove from pan  onto paper towels to remove excess oil.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

That’s it! I really hope that you’ll give these a try, if you’ve never had them before, you will be delighted, and if you’ve had them, they will definitely bring back wonderful memories.

Please do go and visit Gina here, she will be so happy to see you!

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Italian Zeppole!

Deliciously fluffy and sweet, these zeppole are easy to make and a crowd pleaser for sure!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Resting Time for dough 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Combine one cup water with one cup milk. Heat in microwave to 110° F.
  • Add one envelope/2 teaspoons active dry yeast to milk. Stir gently, set aside.
  • Combine 2 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp olive oil, mix on low. Add in the milk/yeast mixture, then slowly add 4 cups flour.
  • Cover dough with plastic and a kitchen towel. Keep in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • Remove plastic from dough. Time to make zeppole! 
  • Fill pan with canola oil, heat to 350°F.
  • Use scoop to make each zeppole, place in oil.  Cook a few minutes, until golden. They may turn themselves!
  • Remove from pan onto paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.
Made this recipe? Tag me @imapampchef on Instagram!I would love to hear from you!

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BERNADETTE
3 months ago

Thanks so much for this recipe and all the great directions. We call them St. Joseph’s Cakes.