Zeppole ___



For the Zeppole:

  • 1 pound all purpose flour
  • 2 medium boiled potatoes
  • 0.25 ounce active dry yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • granulated sugar or powder sugar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • olive oil for frying


In a large bowl add the flour and the mashed potatoes.

Dissolve the yeast in warm water, add a pinch of salt  and add to the bowl.

 Mix all the ingredients well and work the dough for about 5 minutes. Alternatively you can use a stand mixer.

The consistency of the dough should be rather soft.  Add a bit of extra water or flour to adjust.

Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm environment for about 1 hour.

Get your oil very hot in a deep frying pan and with a spoon drop strands of dough in irregular shapes.

Turn the dough in the oil until it is golden in color. Remove the Zeppole from the oil and quickly sprinkle with a generous dose of granulated sugar on all sides. Alternatively you can use powder sugar.