✔️100 grams of unsalted organic butter
✔️1/4 teaspoon fine grain salt
✔️1 cup water
✔️1 cup all-purpose flour previously sifted
✔️4 organic eggs
✔️Oil for frying ( whichever you use for your deep fried dishes) we use vegetable oil.
Follow this procedure if you want your Zeppole to have a delicate vanilla/cinnamon aftertaste: cut the vanilla bean lengthwise. Using the back of a kitchen knife, scrape along the inside of the vanilla bean to gather the seeds and scrape them into a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup of white sugar, stir together and set it aside (if you wish a cinnamon scent prepare the same mixture but adding cinnamon instead of the vanilla pod)
In a saucepan combine the butter, salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and water over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the all purpose flour previously sifted. Put the pan onto the heat and stir continuously until mixture forms a ball, this should take about 3 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour enough oil into a frying pan to reach a depth that will allow the dough to fry. Heat the oil over medium heat until the oil reaches 375 degrees F or 170 degrees Celsius.
Using two smallspoons, carefully drop little nuggets of the dough into the hot oil, frying in batches. Turn the Zeppole once or twice, cooking until golden and puffed up, should take roughly about 5 minutes. Drain the excess oil on paper towels, sprinkle with the sugar previously prepared, the finished Zeppole can also be topped with custard cream, whipped cream or chocolate spread. As any fried delight is best served warm! Enjoy!