Zeppole Italian Donuts
Transport yourself to the streets of Italy with our mouthwatering Zeppole Italian Donuts recipe. These light and airy donuts are fried to golden perfection and dusted with powdered sugar for an irresistibly sweet touch. A classic Italian treat these zeppole are sure to delight your taste buds and bring a touch of la dolce vita to your table.
Crack eggs into a medium mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk the eggs until air bubbles start to form.
Add pancake mix, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat together with the eggs until the mixture is crumbly.
Next, scoop in the ricotta cheese and fold the mixture until it is smooth.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep dish pot or a dutch oven over medium heat. When it is hot, you are ready to start frying!
Use an ice cream scooper make dough balls and gently drop the balls of dough into the hot oil. *see note below.
Cook the Zeppoles for about 3 minutes each, regularly turning them in the oil. You are looking for them to turn golden brown.
Remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve