In Sicily people like to eat their zeppole on the 11th of November, the day of St. Martins. This delicious fried dessert warms all family gathering around that day.
- 500 gr. of white flour
- 8 gr. of fresh yeast
- 600 ml. of water
- 1 lemon zest
- 1 tbsp. of vergin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. of sugar
- 1 tsp. of salt
Step 1: dissolve the yeast into the water
Add the fresh yeast to the water and stir well until it’s dissolved.
Step 2: incorporate all dry ingredients
Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.
Step 3: add the liquid
Add the oil and the mixture of yeast and water into the bowl. Stir well until the batter is formed.
Step 4: let it rest until it double its size
Cover the bowl and let it rest until the double of the batter doubles.
Step 5: fry your zeppole into hot oil
Heat the oil in a pot. With the help of two spoons poor enough batter to form a small ball into the hot oil.
Step 6: roll your zeppole in sugar while still hot
Let the zeppole rest for few minutes, then roll it in some sugar.
Your sicilian zeppole are ready to be served.