These are delicious deep fried biscuits made with ricotta cheese known as zeppole, or 'Italian donuts'. These make a delicious dessert or afternoon tea.
Thank you for this recipe Arvilla. My 5 kids loved it. I did increase the sugar content for the batter mixture to 1 tablespoon. Made it just that little bit sweeter. Also note that it is REALLY important to keep the frying heat low and not be tempted to rush the frying process as the outside will cook nicely but the batter will remain quite gooey on the inside. Thanks again!!! - 24 Sep 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I've never made my own zeppole - but have eaten enough to know which type I like! This recipe hit the nail on the head. Tasted delicious, just like my aunt's!! To spice em up a little bit - we add some pine nuts (pinnoli) and raisins. The raisins really add a touch of sweetness. Also great when you dip them in a cinnamon & sugar mixture. - 25 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
yummy..didnt have ricotti but wanted something fried and bad for you..so used cream cheese instead..still tasted wonderful..definitely a keeper. - 24 Feb 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)