Zeppoli (Italian Fried Bread Dough )

Recipe by Poppy
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat about 3 inches of oil in a saucepan to 375°F (119°C).
  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water; set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the remaining 1/2 cup water into the bowl.
  • Add flour, beating vigorously until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a smooth surface, and knead with greased hands until smooth.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface.
  • Cover with a damp cloth.
  • Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 to 1/1/2 hours.
  • Fry golf ball sizes of dough in batches until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and eat while still hot.
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