Sweet, doughy, chewy.... YUM!
From Jamie: "Zeppole is an Italian doughnut hole best served hot and dusted (ok — more than dusted, covered) with confectioner’s sugar. They are a sweet, doughy, chewy, greasy alternative to Israeli sufganiot, the traditional fried jelly doughnut Chanukah treat. Small bite-size Zeppole make me happy because I can have a bite of something sweet without having to commit to a doughnut the size of my 2-year old. By the 6th day of an 8-day celebration sometimes a bite (or two) is all you need."
You will need:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 cup all purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 granny smith apple (about 1 cup), peeled and diced
Vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 tablespoon orange juice
- In a medium saucepan, heat butter, water, sugar, cinnamon and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add flour. Return to low heat and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together and forms a ball. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Transfer dough to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low speed with a paddle attachment for 1 minute or until cooled slightly. Add eggs one at a time. Add apple and mix until just combined.
- In a heavy medium sized pan, heat oil to 350 F on a candy or deep fry thermometer. Using a 1 teaspoon scoop, carefully drop batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough and dust with powdered sugar.
- In a small bowl, whisk together jam and orange juice and serve with zeppole.
Jamie Geller is the only cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche as everybody’s favorite cook next-door. Specializing in scrumptious meals that are a snap to prepare, she authored the Quick & Kosher Cookbook series and is co- founder of the Kosher Media Network, which recently launched the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and companion website JoyofKosher.com, a social network for foodies. Jamie hosts the popular Quick & Kosher cooking show online at youtube.com/joyofkosher and on-air on JLTV. Jamie and her “hubby” live in Israel. Their five children give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen — fast.
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