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fayee's picture
fayee

zeppoli

does anyone have a great zeppoli recipe?  i tried one that came out a bit dense and oily and did not taste fresh after about half hour.   the ones sold at the street fairs look sooo light and fluffy  . anyone out there can help ???? thanks

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KMIAA

Here's a link for a recipe.  I haven't tried it but you can see if the ingredients and method are what your are looking for. 


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/sals-zeppolis-recipe/index.html

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moreyello

I've tried this recipe from Giada De laurentis that were very light and airy.


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/zeppole-recipe/reviews/index.html#user-reviews-top


Hope it helps, I've also seen a lot of recipes on youtube

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KMIAA

I just love Giada's recipes.  Thanks for posting the link.  I didn't have this one bookmarked.

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fayee

thanks to everyone for responding so promptly.  the first  link was for zeppolis by emeril  however  the other ones are not really zeppolis but rather  churros, which i have made before and are delicious but definitely - they are not zeppolies.


just curious if any one can explain the difference between a yeast raised donut and a beignet.


 

KMIAA's picture
KMIAA

Here's a link that tells you about it.  Hope this helps.


http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/BeignetsHistory.htm

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fayee

thanks for this fascinating info. took me a while to leave the site as they have so much to offer.  but interestingly enough, neither they nor, martha stewart or food.com or allrecipes etc. have a really good,made from scratch puff pastry recipe.  im sure it can be duplicated at home without professional ingredients and rolling presses.  those i did find had an end result which looked more like a shortcut puff pastry result, more dense and flat as opposed to high and fluffy. i wonder why that is.  i tried searching whatscookingamerica but did not come up with a recipe from scratch. any take?

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KMIAA

I've never made puff pastry, and don't know if this applies to the beignets or not, since I never made them either.  Anyway, here is a link for puff pastry.  If I'm not understanding your question, I'm sorry.


http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/puff-pastry/

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fayee

your reply was right on the button.  now that i re read my comment i realize i was not clear that i am discussing a new issue.  i will definitely give the puff pastry a try. this site is also very interesting. your a fountain of information.  glad you replied to my request.


thanks again


fayee