Cilantro~nised Zeppole

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Cilantro~nised Banana Zeppole

A Zeppola (plural Zeppole), also called Sfinge in Rome is a pastry typical of Italian cuisine.
Commonly light, deep-fried dough balls, these doughnuts or fritters are usually topped with powdered sugar and may be filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pastry cream or a butter-and-honey mixture. Their consistency ranges from light and puffy, to bread or pasta-like.
Zeppoli are traditionally consumed on Saint Joseph’s Day. In Rome, Naples and Sicily, these little pastries are sold on many streets and are offered as gifts on this day.
Cilantro~nised Zeppole with Banana is an India Inspired, Italian Dessert very similar to Appam OR Paniyaram ~ a deep-fried dough balls with banana, rice flour or maida and sugar. This is Giada`s Apple Zeppole recipe on Food Network with a little variation of Banana to give an Indian Twist.


Ingredients:

  1. ½ of a Banana peeled and mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  2. ¼ cup sugar
  3. 1 stick butter
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ cup water
  6. 1 cup flour
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  9. Oil for frying


Procedure:


  1. In a medium sauce pan combine the butter, salt, sugar and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Take pan off the heat and stir in the flour. Return the pa n to medium heat and stir continuously until mixture forms a ball, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the flour mixture to a medium bowl. Using an electric hand mixer on low speed, add eggs, one at a time. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add the mashed banana and stir to combine.
  4. Heat enough oil into a kadai/ pan. Using a small ice-cream scooper or small spoon, carefully drop about a rounded tablespoon of the dough into the hot olive oil. Turn the zeppole once or twice, and cook until golden and puffed up, approximately 4 minutes. Fry the zeppole in batches and drain on paper towels. 
  5. Transfer the zeppole to a serving dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar using a small sieve.

Serve with whipped cream . This recipe serves four.

9 comments:

  1. Zeppole looks great. The addition of banana sounds great. Nice pics.

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  2. I saw that episode. I would have tried this had it not involved frying!

    Lovely pics!

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  3. The look so soft and fluffy. Excellent pictures.

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  4. Thank You Suganya and Madhuram.

    TBC, you can also bake the Zeppole if you prefer not to deep fry.

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  5. lovely picsss... too good.. i have something for u in my blog in the kaddu ki subzi post....

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  6. Looks tasty this zeppole, would love to taste it

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  7. We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

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  8. Sophie,
    I will be glad to include my recipe in your blog. Thanks for visiting my site and thanks for asking.

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  9. the zeppole looks really good...do you think that I can try it without the banana though...or is the banana the main flavor...I think that your recipe is cool and I think that I cam going to add on to it!!!

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