Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins

My grandmother made these on Christmas Eve. Recipe courtesy Rao’s Restaurant


  1. Mix flour, yeast, salt, and water. Let rest in refrigerator. After dough rests for about 2 hours, divide dough into 16 pieces. Place an anchovy in your palm. Fold dough over and make a ball. In heavy pot, heat oil. Add to hot oil and cook until golden brown.
  2. Yield: 16 zeppole.
  3. Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

My DH's mother, from Calabria,used to make these and put in Christmas stockings. His sisters tried to make them to no avail. I made these and he said it brought him right back to his childhood. I found the dough to be rather sticky, but he said that was the way it was supposed to be. Thank you, Phil.

maddysnana February 07, 2007