What Are Zeppole?
Zeppole are Italian doughnuts. They are made from a simple, cream puff-style dough that is light and crunchy. Typically, these little dumplings are served in greaseproof paper bags at carnivals or festivals as delicious street food. It is the perfect dessert option for breakfast or any meal of the day.
What Are The Differences Between Zeppole and Beignets?
This is a tricky question to answer thanks to the fact that there are several types of beignets. What we think of as "beignets" are from New Orleans, and a yeasted dough is used to make them. French beignets, though, use a choux-style pastry dough.
Zeppole does not use a yeasted dough, and the dough itself is quite similar to choux pastry. Therefore, the only difference between zeppole and French beignets is the shape: zeppole are circular, while French beignets are square.
Because beignets in New Orleans use yeast, they differ from zeppole, which are always unyeasted.
What To Serve with Zeppole?
You can serve Italian Zeppole in many different ways. You can serve it with powdered sugar, powdered sugar or sauce.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Zeppole:
How To Store Zeppole?
The best way to store zeppole is to make the dough and keep it in the fridge for up to three days. Also, you could freeze the dough for up to three months.
Zeppole aren’t dense at all, which means that they can go stale in the presence of fresh air. To keep them, therefore, using an airtight container is the best option.
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