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Fried Dough (Zeppole)

Zeppole [ZEHP-poh-leh] is an Italian doughnut-type pastry found at most East Coast fairs and carnivals. Light and airy, zeppoles are great as both a brunch offering or an afternoon treat.


20 servings (about 20 pieces)

Total Time

30 minutes

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Heat oil in a 7–8 quart pot over medium-high to 375°.

Stretch and flatten dough pieces.

Drop dough into oil 1 piece at a time; fry in batches of 4 or 5 until puffed and golden brown, 12 minutes per side. Drain fried dough on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Repeat frying with remaining dough.

Serve fried dough warm with whipped cream, jam, and raspberries

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