Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Z is for


Add yeast to warm water and stir in mix



Let rise for 45 minutes




Very sticky dough




Fry til golden 




Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar


A popular sweet treat sold at street fairs and carnivals here.  A family tradition for the holidays, especially Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  Will bring good luck if eaten at midnight. It originated in Naples, Italy, as did my grandma who made them.  I don't have her recipe, but Giada's sounds really good, too.


Zeppole, to celebrate the Letter Z, at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.


Also joining Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday and 2805 for Potpourri Friday.


xo

38 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, they look so yummy Barbara. I can taste the powdered sugar as I lick it off my fingers!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The fair and rodeo is going on down the road from here--I can smell the fried goodness and powdered sugar all the more because of your photos!

    Erika
    Artful Rising

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  3. Yum! These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing a treat with us today! Anne

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  4. Mmmmm - Look delicious! I wonder if they taste something like funnel cakes?

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  5. I've never heard of these, but am going to look in our European market now! Yum!

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  6. Creative and tasty looking Z's!

    Hugs~

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  7. Hello, Dear Barbara.
    Oh, looks delicious and not so troublesome process to step. Good treat for me (*^_^*) if I was close to you.

    "Will bring good luck if eaten at midnight." sounds kind of funny as we normaly avoid eating during the night, haha.

    Blessing to you and have a marvelous weekend, my dearest friend, Orchid*

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  8. I have never had this but it sure looks good. As kids we used to make a blend of flour sugar and water and fry it like this..it was good! ;D

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  9. Please send me some soon! They look just so yummy!

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  10. They look good Barbara! I've never tried them but would like to:@)

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  11. I have never heard of this before. Reminds me of the Indian fry bread we had while in Montana and it was delicious.
    Lisa

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  12. I have never heard of this; reminds me of beignets. Would love a little right now. We have a store here where they sell European goodies; Zeppole is now on my list.
    Rita

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  13. We made a boatload of money in a fun raiser once when we sold something like this at the event.

    These look really yummy!

    So you made it to Z.
    Watching to see where you folks head next.

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  14. Oooh! My stomach is growling now! :)

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  15. Mmmmm - they look so delicious!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    Alphabe-Thursday

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  16. My post was all about Italian words that begin with Z...but I've never heard of these. They look YUMMY!

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  17. Barbara, these little goodies are going on my list of gotta try. I have to say I haven't seen this mix on my grocers shelves but I'll have to do a little research and find it. Looks easy, would be great for Saturday morning and coffee.
    Love your Ode to Trader Joe's, gotta love the place.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  18. I have to try them. I love any thing fried. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  19. Zeppole is new to me, it looks delicious. Not only is blogging fun, it's educational !

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  20. Thanks for letting me know about something I've never heard of before. They look good!

    =)

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  21. Hi lovely lady.
    Yummy !! Hope this is in the Houston stores. I'm going to put Strawberry Preserves in them so good. thanks so much.
    XXOO Diane

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  22. Oh my, they look scrumptious!!!

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  23. Well that really catches the attention! Looks yummy!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

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  24. Barbara..I live in Sicily....from where is your family exactly??? I'm going to give you the recipe of Homemade Zeppole.... Have a nice afternoon, i'm going to sleep...it' 00.30 a.am.!! hugs, ciao Flavia

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  25. These look fantastic and yumm! gloria

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  26. I love them! Yours look delicious! I never knew there was a mix for them! The recipe I have has ricotta in it.
    Where do you get the mix?
    I think you need me to help you eat them! :)

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  27. Oh my goodnes! That looks divine! If you get the recipe, I hope you will pass it along!!!

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  28. Yum!! And an alphabet finale...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  29. I will take ANYthing with powdered sugar on it....:))

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  30. I am visiting from my friend Honey's party. Yummy, I've never heard of this before. Looks delightful!

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  31. Those look divine!

    They remind me of beignets. Yum!

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  32. Your blog is certainly not good for my waistline...... Yummy looking.

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  33. Oh my- anything that looks and/or tastes like a doughnut is fine with me! LOL This sure does look good!
    ~ Sue

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  34. Hello.
    These look so delicious. If I were to eat everything I've come across since joining Alphabe-Thursday, I don't think I'd be able to move...my waistline would be off the charts! (lol)

    Excellent presentation!
    Thanks for sharing.

    The Evening Zephyr

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  35. Quick! Quick! My coffee is still hot. Please deliver some of these scrumptious looking goodies post haste!

    And bring the Texas ware bowl, too. It's a beauty as well.

    Thanks for a delicious post this week.

    Hope to Z you again soon!

    A+

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  36. They look delicious and remind me a little of Scandinavian Rosettes. So good! I love the background on them :)

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