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Zeppole (Italian doughnuts)

You'll need

For deep-frying: vegetable oil 300 gm (2 cups) self-raising flour 80 gm caster sugar ½ pink lady apple, grated Finely grated rind and juice of ½ orange 60 ml (¼ cup) milk 1 egg 30 ml brandy 220 gm (1 cup) caster sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon   Strawberry compote 500 gm strawberries (about 2 punnets), hulled 2 tbsp caster sugar 2 mint sprigs Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean


  • 01
  • For strawberry compote, combine ingredients in a heatproof bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place over a saucepan of gently simmering water and cook, without stirring, until strawberries are tender and syrupy (30-40 minutes), then refrigerate to cool.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep saucepan or deep-fryer to 180C. Combine flour, sugar, apple, orange rind and juice in a bowl, add milk, egg and brandy and stir to form a thick batter (add extra milk if mixture is too dry). Deep-fry tablespoons of mixture in batches, turning occasionally, until zeppole are golden and cooked through (1-2 minutes); be careful as hot oil may spit. Drain briefly on absorbent paper, dust with cinnamon sugar and serve hot with strawberry compote.
This recipe is from the May 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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  • Serves 8 people

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