Great Grandma's Zeppole

HOMEMADE ZEPPOLE (Makes about a dozen)

In the summer there are so many feasts and carnivals.  I love going to a nice feast on a warm summer night.  I do love the rides, but my favorite is getting a nice bag of fresh hot zeppole with a lot of powdered sugar. 

But, I do make these at home with my great grandmother’s super easy recipe with just 5 ingredients.  Trust me your whole family will love it.  I use self rising flour for this. 

For those that don’t know what self rising flour is…it is flour with baking powder and a little salt already added.  So it cuts down on the amount of ingredients needed.  It works great with this recipe. I even use it in many of my cakes.  



2 Cups Self Rising Flour, I use KIng Arthurs

1 Large Egg

1 ⅛ Cup Lukewarm Water

Vegetable Oil for Frying 

Powdered Sugar


Heat the vegetable oil in a fryer or large pot to about 350 degrees.

In a bowl combine the flour, egg and water.  Combine the batter well.  I will be the consistency of a pancake batter. 

Gently spoon in about a heaping tablespoon of the batter into the hot oil.   I usually can fry 5 at once.  Remove the zeppole when golden brown (about 4 minutes) and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.  Continue frying until the rest of the batter is finished. Put the cooked zeppole in a bowl after they are drained, and sprinkle on powdered sugar. Serve.

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