Prep 2 hrs
Cook 20 mins
My grandmother made these on Christmas Eve. Recipe courtesy Rao’s Restaurant
- 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.
- Yield: 16 zeppole.
- Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
- Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
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.