Giada's Zeppole

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut open vanilla bean lengthwise.
  • Using back back of a knife, scrape out the vanilla seeds.
  • Add seeds to 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon, stirring to combine; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, salt, 3 tbsp sugar and water over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Take pan off the heat and stir in the flour.
  • Return pan to heat and stir continuously until mixture forms a ball, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Transfer flour mixture to a medium bowl.
  • Using an electric hand mixer on low, add eggs, 1 at a time, blending each well.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • If not using dough immediately, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile pour enough oil into a large fry pan to reach a depth of 2 inches.
  • Heat oil over medium heat until temp reaches 375°F.
  • Using a small ice cream scooper or 2 small spoons, carefully drop about a tablespoon of the dough into the hot oil, frying in batches.
  • Turn the zeppole once or twice, cooking until golden and puffed up, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Toss with cinnamon sugar.
  • Serve immediately.
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