Kate's Cuisine

Oct 14 2011

Giada’s Zeppole


1/2 cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons $0.12
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon $1.20
1/2 cup butter $0.44
1/4 teaspoon salt $0.01
1 cup water Free!
1 cup all-purpose flour $0.14
4 eggs $0.80
2 cups chocolate chips $1.32
1/2 cup heavy cream $0.44

Total Cost    $4.47

1.) Combine the chocolate chips and the heavy cream in the bowl of a double boiler. Making sure there’s water in the bottom of the boiler, turn heat to high and melt chocolate and cream together, stirring regularly until a smooth, chocolate sauce forms.

2.) Meanwhile, add the 1/2 sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Heat up oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.) In a medium saucepan combine the butter, salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Take pan off heat and stir in 1 cup all-purpose flour. Return the pan to heat and continue to stir until mixture forms a ball, about 3 – 5 minutes.

4.) Transfer the flour mixture to a medium-sized bowl. Using an electric hand mixer on low speed, add eggs one at a time, being sure to fully incorporate each egg into the mixture before adding another. Beat until smooth. At this point, you can cover mixture with plastic wrap and save frying for later. Or, continue on with frying.

5.) Using one or two spoons, drop small balls of mixture into the hot oil. Fry for 3 minutes, then turn and continue frying other side for 2 – 3 minutes until balls are puffed up and golden brown.

6.) Remove from deep fryer and toss immediately in the sugar mixture. Place on paper towels to drain.

7.) When ready to serve, plate zeppole with chocolate sauce on a serving platter.

8.) Serve and enjoy

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