Sunday, June 3, 2007

Heaven

       <---- Italian-American men, making zeppoles at a fair

What are zeppoles?

Ahhh... as anyone living in the Northeast, or in any area with a significant Italian-American population can tell you... Zeppoles are heaven.

They are poofy little dough balls, deep fried, drenched in confectioners sugar and thrown into a bag! 

YUMMY!!!! 

(similar to Funnel Cake, but softer and better and sweeter!)

be well,
Dawn

16 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

This was very cruel. I am now trying to eat my screen. The last time I was up in New York there was a street fair and my soninlaw got me a bag of these oh my God are they good.  Florida is very uninformed when it comes to anything tasting good....pizza, baked goods everything sucks down here because of the water and humidity. oh, I'm backing away from the screen slowly....lol...Sandi

coelha said...

Hmmm...  yummy!   I think I remember making something like this as a girl scout a long time ago...  We used biscuit dough, deep fried it and rolled it in sugar.  It was a recipe in our scout book I think..  Julie :)

eml625 said...

Ah, I know them Well !!!!

Ellen

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...I knew what they were, Dawn.  We have a huge ethnic mix here in Pittsburgh.  I love all the food festivals we have in the summer.  Love these...yum yum  HUGS  Chris

deshelestraci said...

My best friend when I was growing up was Italian.  And we missed out on these!  I was robbed!
Traci

sunnyside46 said...

oh, kinda like beignets!
Marti

tenyearnap said...

Mmmmm, send a greasy little bag my way.
:-) Cin

frankandmary said...

My Dad, who grew up in Italy, swore his mother made them with whiskey, so he did too. Yeah, ours were wayy better. ~ Mary

astoriasand said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm these sound good and now I know what they are I may ask if anyone sells them when I come to USA in September.I'll have a bagfull for now though if you care to send some over right now LOL!! I will be walking around USA shouting Zeppoles Zeppoles Haaaa.Take Care God Bless.Kath
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gazker said...

Iv'e got a couple of poofy little dough balls, they get a bit deep fried if my underwear aint 100% cotton, but Iv'e never had em drenched in confectioners sugar!......... Hmmmm, now there's a thought! lolololol
Gaz ;-)

preciousfewe said...

Zeppolis ARE heaven! I haven't had one since I moved to the Midwest and I miss them. Thanks for the fond reminder.

jckfrstross said...

looks good to me:)

Deb

hsauls said...

mmmm....
I've got a wedding dress to fit into so I'll let you eat mine for me...
*hugs*
heather

sangrialel said...

sounds delish!  Linda

acoward15 said...

They look and sound tasty, but not exactly healthy. Not that that would put me off too much!
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donejustwrite said...

Uh... Yum.  They don't make those here in Georgia.  Obviously I must get up north for some.