Wikipedia says a Zeppola is “an Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball of varying size but typically about 4 inches in diameter.” This is a recipe from Dennis- Katherine’s partner. He is known for cooking up some lovely meals…..often with an Italian influence.
The hard part of this recipe I think is letting them cool down enough before you pop them in your mouth! I am definitely going to be whipping up a few batches over Christmas….the kids especially seem like getting the icing sugar all over the place. 🙂
Grease bowl with oil. Mix yeast & vanilla with warm water. Let sit for 10 min, or until the yeast starts ‘bubbling’. Add flour and mix. The batter will be wet and sticky. Heat oil to 375F. With a greased table spoon scoop batter into oil and fry until golden brown. Serve warm topped with powdered/icing sugar.