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How to Make Italian Dessert Zeppole at Home


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Zeppole are delicious Italian pastries, it may associated with festivals and celebrations. Here’s a recipe to make them at home:

Ingredients for Zeppole :

– 1 cup water
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 4 large eggs
– Vegetable oil, for frying
– Powdered sugar

 Instructions for Zeppole :

#### Prepare the Dough:
1. In a saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Reduce heat to low and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously until mixture forms a ball.
3. Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.

#### Add Eggs:
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the dough is smooth and shiny.

#### Shape the Zeppole:
5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer to 375°F (190°C).
6. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
7. Pipe 3-inch circles of dough into the hot oil, cutting the dough with scissors. You can also use a spoon to drop the dough into the oil.
8. Fry until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 3-4 minutes.
9. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

#### Serve:
10. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the warm Zeppole.
11. Serve immediately and enjoy!

### Tips:
– Be cautious while frying, and don’t overcrowd the pot.
– You can serve zeppole with a dipping sauce like chocolate or caramel.
– Feel free to add a hint of lemon zest or vanilla extract to the dough for extra flavor.
– Zeppole are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving if they lose their crispiness.

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