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Solo-Dolce's Zeppole Recipe

Solo-Dolce’s Zeppole Recipe

Avatar of Anna Mariasolo-dolce
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Cookies and Pastries
Cuisine Italian


Choux Pastry

  • 200 ml water a little bit more than ¾ cup
  • 80 g butter 2.8 oz
  • 200 g flour 1 ⅓ cup
  • 4 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Pastry Cream (Crema Pasticcera)

  • 5 eggs yolks
  • 125 g sugar 4.4 oz
  • 45 g corn starch 3 tbsp
  • 500 ml whole milk 2 cups
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • 1 lemon zest


  • Choux Pastry
  • Pour the water into a saucepan.
  • Add the butter, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour, stirring continuously avoiding lumps.
  • Place the pot back on low heat and stir vigorously slamming the mixture with a wooden spoon, until the dough combines and begins to come away from the sides of the pot (you will see a white film on the walls of the pot).
  • Add the eggs one by one to the cool mixture and mix well before adding the additional eggs, one at a time.
  • Cut the parchment paper into small squares on each side at about 10 cm.
  • Make the choux pastry in a sac-à-poche with a star-shaped nozzle.
  • Draw a circle of dough over the square of paper of almost the same size.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the peanut oil and bring it to a temperature, not over, 165°C (329°F).
  • Once you have reached the temperature of 165°C (329°F), place the donut with all the paper and immediately remove the paper with kitchen tongs.
  • Let the zeppola fry for a few minutes without turning it upside down so that it keeps its shape while cooking.
  • Then turn the zeppole over and cook on the other side. when golden, remove the zeppola with a slotted spoon and place it on absorbent paper to absorb the oil.
  • Pastry Cream (Crema Pasticcera)
  • For the directions see ☛Pastry Cream
  • Assembling
  • Cut the donuts in half and fill them with pastry cream.
  • Close with the other half.
  • Sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
  • Add a tuft of pastry cream with the pastry bag,
  • Place a black cherry on the top of the tufted cream or chocolate drops as I did, because I didn't have any cherries at home and …


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