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How to Make Zeppoles

A super simple recipe for this Italian sweet (think: gourmet donuts).

What you’ll need:
-Store-bought pizza dough
-Olive oil

STEP 1: PREP YOUR DOUGH
By prep, we mean leave it sitting at room temperature for 30 minutes. (Told you it’d be easy.)

STEP 2: HEAT YOUR OIL
Heat about 2 inches of olive oil in a frying pan until it reaches a temp of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (You can use a deep-fry thermometer to test the temperature.)

STEP 3: PINCH & DROP
Pull off small pieces of dough and drop them in the 350-degree oil, turning each piece with a spoon or spatula after a minute or two.

STEP 4: REMOVE & DRAIN
When your little chunks of dough are puffed up and golden, put them on a paper towel to drain.

STEP 5: SWEETEN
Dust your creation with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Nestpert: Bruce Weinstein is the coauthor of more the 20 cookbooks including Cooking Know-How. He is contributing editor to Eating Well magazine and writes a monthly column for WeightWatchers.com.

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-- Erin Walters

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