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Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Zeppole in Dallas

Teresa Gubbins can make these.

I’m sure if we put our heads together we can help the Dallas boy make some progress:

Today is St. Joseph’s Day. One of the traditional desserts for this day is the zeppole.  Does anybody make them in Dallas?

Who doesn’t love deep fried dough balls filled with jelly? Could zeppole be the new cupcake? Is Dallas Dude really from Dallas? It’s Friday people, let’s eat.

8 comments on “Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Zeppole in Dallas

  1. I haven’t had a zeppole in 40 years.
    Given that we only have about 9 Italians in Dallas, who’s going to make them? Say, Paul and Mike’s (Jimmy’s) sister bakes. Hmm…….

  2. 1 cup flour
    1 cup ricotta cheese
    2 tsp sugar
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp vanilla


    drop spoonfuls into 375 oil for 3 mins

    toss with powdered sugar

  3. I’ve never even seen a zeppole filled with jelly or anything else for that matter. They usually just get thrown in a bag and doused heavily with powdered sugar.

    Like sausage and peppers, zeppoles are associated with Italian street fairs like San Gennaro and South Jersey beach boardwalks.

  4. Okay, found some! Ferrari’s Pizzeria in Plano says they will make them fresh to order. I’m on my way.

  5. Catherine: Grab some for me!
    Scagnetti, you MUST be Italian as you’re, 100% correct.

  6. Love you Twinwillow but I have to bust your zeppoles a little – of course Scagnetti’s Italian! His last name ends in a vowel!

  7. You can find Zeppole everyday at Cavalli Pizza. The make them fresh to order and are just like you fin din the streets of Naples!