Crisp on the outside, melt in your mouth soft on the inside, Ricotta Zeppole are fried Italian pastries sprinkled with confectioners sugar that are great drizzled with honey or chocolate sauce.
How do you make Zeppole , the classic fried dough treat served at Italian Festivals even better? Add Ricotta Cheese of course! Growing up I was always used to seeing the plain flour based zeppole at festivals, your traditional fried dough, which I still love. But I find myself making ricotta zeppole more often lately. I had them as dessert at a restaurant a little while back, and they were so good that I had to make them at home. I ended up with more of a batter than a dough, but it really achieves the perfect texture. Crispy on the outside, but they melt in your mouth once you bite into them. Sprinkle these little fried treats with confectioners sugar, and you are good to go. If you want to make them even better drizzle with a little honey (a very Sicilian thing to do) or chocolate sauce (a very Phil thing to do). But don’t leave out that powdered sugar!