Neapolitan Doughnuts (Zeppole)

neapolitan doughnuts ( zeppole)

Neapolitan Doughnuts (Zeppole)

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A recipe for Neapolitan doughnuts - these are perfect for your next party or just a special treat.
Servings: 16 doughnuts
Calories: 264


  • 16 doughnuts
  • 1 1/4 pints Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 oz Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Brandy
  • 12 oz Flour
  • Sufficient vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 2 oz Icing confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon


  • Pour the water, salt, sugar and brandy into a large saucepan. Set the pan over moderate heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat and beat vigorously until the dough becomes light and elastic.
  • Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball. Beat with a pestle or rolling pin for 10 minutes, reshaping it into a ball whenever it becomes flat. Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll each one into a sausage shape about 25 cm (10 in) long. Shape the pieces into rings and press the ends together to seal. Prick each ring with a form.
  • Fill a large saucepan one-third full with oil and heat until it reaches 190°C (375 °F) on a deep-fat thermometer, or until a small cube of stale bread dropped into the oil turns golden in 40 seconds. Carefully lower the dough rings into the oil, a few at a time, and fry for about 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen towels.
  • Sift the icing (confectioners') sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the zeppole.
Calories: 264 kcal
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 222 mg
Potassium: 66 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 21 g
Vitamin A: 23 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 63 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Italian
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