Zeppole with raisins and saffron

Zeppole with saffron and raisins

Zeppole with raisins and saffron. In the Carnival period it is impossible not to prepare a delectable little sweet, Fried and covered with sugar. These donuts with saffron and raisins, flavored with orange peel and a dash of rum, They are perfect for snack time.

They are prepared with a leavened dough: easy to make, requiring just a few hours of leavening and then off in the pan, to be fried and then eaten piping hot and covered with sugar. Can not get your hands dirty with sugar, They are large or are children. You can customize these as you like zeppoline, for example by adding, instead of raisins, small pieces of apple in cooking will melt becoming delicious.

Is, If you are looking for tasty pancakes and Italian recipes for Carnival, have a look at all my RECIPES FOR CARNIVAL, you will surely find something you like to fry: struffoli, chatter, castagnole, Sicilian sfinci and Acciuleddi Sardinian. You will be spoiled for choice, I guarantee. Have a good day!


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  • 300 grams of flour 00
  • 10 grams of fresh yeast
  • 50 grams of raisins
  • a sachet of Saffron or saffron pistils
  • 80 grams of sugar
  • sugar to cover the pancakes, to taste
  • grated rind of an orange
  • a shot of rum or brandy
  • oil for frying, to taste


Zeppole with saffron and raisins

To prepare the donuts with saffron and raisins, place the night before the raisins soaked in a cup with hot water. The next day, drain the raisins and dry it completely with a cloth.

Dissolve the saffron in hot water, when the water will be tepid, dissolve the yeast. In a bowl mix the flour, the raisins, peel of citrus fruits, rum dash, the yeast with saffron, sugar and mix well with a wooden spoon and, if necessary very little lukewarm water.

What you have achieved a smooth, smooth and creamy, cover and let rise until doubled in volume of. It will take a couple of hours.

Remove some’ the compound, it will be soft and creamy, with a spoon and dip it in the oil at 160 degrees seeds. Bake the donuts over high heat until they are puffed and golden. Put the donuts on a sheet of absorbent paper to dry the oil in except the donuts and then roll in granulated sugar until they are covered. Serve hot donuts raisins and saffron, freshly made. And Bon Appetit!

THE PAIRING:  We combine these pancakes to a soft and perfumed grappa: ' Honey pine’ by Ballew. The spicy notes and balsamic join very well to frying and sweetness of these carnival fritters.<

Zeppole with raisins and saffron
Zeppole with raisins and saffron

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conunpocodizucchero.it February 9, 2013 at 19:08

Saffron and raisin me like crazy!!!

fratelli_ai_fornelli February 9, 2013 at 23:29

A big kiss


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