Zeppole Italian Donuts

MAKER APPROVED
Recipe by:
Alia & Radwa @fooddolls
PREP
10 Minutes
TOTAL TIME
22 Minutes
SERVINGS
16
2 Large eggs
1 Cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
2 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
1/2 Tsp Kosher salt
1/4 Cup Granulated sugar
1 Cup Whole-milk Ricotta cheese
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
STEP 1

Crack eggs into a medium mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk the eggs until air bubbles start to form.

STEP 2

Add pancake mix, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat together with the eggs until the mixture is crumbly.

STEP 3

Next, scoop in the ricotta cheese and fold the mixture until it is smooth.

STEP 4

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!

STEP 5

Use an ice cream scooper make dough balls and gently drop the balls of dough into the hot oil. *see note below.

STEP 6

Cook the Zeppoles for about 3 minutes each, regularly turning them in the oil. You are looking for them to turn golden brown.

STEP 7

Remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

STEP 8

Dust with powdered sugar and serve

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