I haven't made zeppoles in forever. You'll notice my last couple of posts have been of my old favorites. That's because I made them for a family visit and that's what my extended family requested: apple cobbler for my uncle, coconut cake for my aunt and this one, zeppoles, for my niece.
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sift together the dry ingredients.
- Gently beat ricotta cheese with vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients. If batter still seems a little dry, add a little milk until batter is slightly more firm than the consistency of the ricotta cheese and there's no more loose flour. Do not overmix,
- Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil (350 degrees F). Fry 3-4 minutes (they should fly by themselves) until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot. Serve warm.