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Zeppoli (pronounced 'zip-poli)

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  • 320 g ms Potatoes
  • 450 g ms Plain Flour
  • 50 g ms SR Flour
  • 2 Tbspn Yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 g ms Warm Water
  • 20 g ms Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying
  • Filling:
  • Any filling of your choice could include:
  • Anchovies
  • Olives, Tomato, Basil
  • Cheese
  • Sultanas; or
  • Sugar/Icing Sugar for Coating Zeppoli with
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 31 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 31
  • 9

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.  Boil Potatoes, mash (puree) and put aside.

    2.  Add Water, Yeast, Oil and mix for 5 Seconds on Speed 3.

    3.  Add Flours, Salt, Potato and mix for 25 Seconds on Speed 6.

    4.  Set the dial to Closed Lid Position Closed lid and kneed for 2 Minutes on Interval Speed Dough mode.

    5.  Remove the dough from the bowl and allow to rise in warm place for up to 1 hour.

    6.  Bring Oil to frying point.

    7.  Place a single anchovy, or filling(s) of your choice, into the cente of your zeppoli and fold dough over to make a ball.  Carefully drop the zeppoli into the hot oil and cook until slightly golden, light and fluffy (making sure to turn the dough balls to ensure even cooking) approximately 2-3 minutes.  Take Zeppoli out and drain.  If making sweet Zeppoli sprinkle with sugar or icing sugar.

    8.  Zeppoli's are best eaten when Hot!



Note:  Zeppoli is a Southern Italian deep fried dough ball or fritter that can be made savoury or sweet and are often made at Easter, Christmas or New Years Day.

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  • Are these almost like dutch

    Submitted by Sam1982 on 11. June 2016 - 18:57.

    Are these almost like dutch oliebollen?

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  • Hi there thank you so much

    Submitted by Magpies27 on 26. February 2013 - 22:23.

    Hi there thank you so much for this recipe. If making them with sultanas, at what stage would you put them in?

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  • Your so welcome.. It is a

    Submitted by frmarcel on 14. February 2013 - 17:47.

    Your so welcome.. It is a tradition at xmas time with our family too so I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. tmrc_emoticons.D

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  • Thank you for this recipe, it

    Submitted by Rikis on 12. February 2013 - 18:39.

    Thank you for this recipe, it brought a tear to my eye when I saw it. I thought it might never eat another zeppoli after my Nanna passed away. Now I can make them for my girls tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Delicious with apple and

    Submitted by ynielson on 23. July 2011 - 08:22.

    Delicious with apple and cinnamon or banana tmrc_emoticons.;) thanks for sharing.

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