Aunt Mary’s Yeast Zeppole


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Salt (1 pinch)
  • 3/4 cups of warm water
  • 1 package of dry yeast
  • 6-7 cups of oil for frying


  • Mix the yeast and water.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour and salt.
  • Once the yeast is creamy, combine with the flour/salt mixture.
  • Cover with saran and let sit for about an hour in a warm place (The dough should double in size and become very airy.)
  • About 45 minutes into letting the dough sit you can start the fryer and heat to 375.
    Using your a spoon plop a tablespoon of dough into the heated oil
  • Turn once and when golden brown drain on paper towel.
  • While hot and still oily shake them in a bowl filled with powdered sugar or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
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