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Potato Zeppole (fried and baked) Perfect recipe to have them very soft! – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Potato Zeppole


The Potato Zeppole they are gods leavened fried desserts delicious, typical of the period of Carnival . They are made with the same mixture of the Staples, therefore with boiled potatoes in the dough which makes them super fluffy ; but they are distinguished from these by the "L shape”Which is obtained crossing a sausage of dough. Once cooked they come still hot in the sugar . I let you imagine the goodness! Very soft, caramelized, fragrant, In short poetry for the taste buds!

Potato Zeppole

Like any traditional recipe they exist numerous versions and variants. What I give you today is there Original recipe from the Neapolitan potato zeppole of mine Grandmother ; that I have been preparing for as long as I can remember and that they have accompanied my whole childhood!

It's about a very easy preparation. You can make the dough either by hand or in the planetary mixer. The secret what makes them special is the mix of aromas of orange, honey And vanilla! please don't forget it and you will get the Best potato zeppole ever made!

From this version you can make the classic fried or the Baked potato zeppole simply by increasing the dose of sugar; in the ingredients all the variations!

Perfect to enrich the Carnival sweets buffet together with Chiacchiere, Castagnole, Bomboloni and other goodies on the subject, but you can also make them for father's Day March 19! but also for Birthday parties, Party and snacks for children!

Discover also

the Zeppole di San Giuseppe (the original Neapolitan choux pastry, fried but without grease! with cream filling)

PREPARATION TIMES

Preparation Cooking Total
1h 15 minutes 1h15 minutes

Ingrediants

Quantity for 40 pieces

  • 460 gr of Manitoba flour
  • 250 gr mashed boiled potatoes (about 300 gr of raw potatoes to be boiled)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 50 gr of soft butter
  • 50 g of sugar + 250 g for seasoning (for the baked version, increase the sugar in the dough to 100 g)
  • 8 grams of dry brewer's yeast or 10 grams of fresh brewer's yeast
  • 100 gr of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence or the seeds of a vanilla pod (alternatively 1 tablespoon of rum)
  • grated peel of 1 orange
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 gr of salt
  • fry oil

Method

Like potato Zeppole

First of all, make the dough following the procedure found in GRAFFE

where you can find all the useful tips with step-by-step photos.

Once it has risen, turn the dough over onto a floured surface, put a smooth ball back together.

Then sprinkle with flour and roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin, the dough must be about 1 cm thick (no lower)

Finally, cut the strips from the dough with a long-bladed knife, roll each strip into a loaf with a thickness of about 1 cm and cut it to a length of about 15 cm and close it forming an L and pressed in the center:

how to make potato donuts

If you have to bake them, you should use a 20 cm loaf and make them with the largest hole, otherwise it will disappear during cooking.

Do this until you have finished all the pasta.

As you make them, transfer them to a baking tray covered with baking paper at a distance of 2 – 3 fingers:

let the potato zeppole rise

Let it rise in a dry place with a stable, warm temperature (28 ° the ideal) where there are no drafts, covered with a cloth. After about 40 – 50 minutes they will have increased in volume

Baked potato zeppole

Bake in a static oven at 180 ° already hot for 15 – 20 minutes immediately after sprinkling with icing sugar.

Fried potato zeppole

First of all prepare in a high saucepan with oil for frying, wait for the temperature to be right by making the test with a small piece of pasta: if the small piece sinks into the oil and hardly rises to the surface, the oil is cold so it is not ready.

The oil don't be cold otherwise the zeppole will fill with oil and compromise the success of the dessert.

But it doesn't even have to be burned so if you insert a piece of test paste and it turns dark brown immediately, the oil is not the right temperature; in this case, remove the pan for a few seconds and put it back on the flame over a lower flame.

The oil is perfect when we insert the small piece of test paste and bubbles form around us without burning.

First of all directly cut out the baking paper with the donuts to avoid deforming them and put in oil with the paper, in a few seconds it will come off and you can throw it away.

Then cook a few pieces at a time for about 2 minutes, drain with a slotted spoon and place them on absorbent paper WITHOUT crushing or drying them for a few seconds.

While still hot, while inserting the other donuts in the saucepan, pass them in the granulated sugar on both sides.

Finally, immediately arrange the donuts in another serving container, taking care to change the sugar when you see that it becomes grainy and greasy to the touch.

Yours are ready Potato Zeppole :

Potato Zeppole

You can keep well sealed in cling film for about 2 days.

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the original recipe with step by step photos – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Lindt cake


There Lindt cake it's a sweet greedy! Variant of the chocolate cake; in this case made with a soft dark chocolate base prepared in crafty mold which allows you to have a sunken surface; then stuffed And frosted with a cream al Lindt milk chocolate And Lindor from which it takes its name "Lindt cake" ! Imagine it soft at the base, creamy And melt out own like a chocolate! in one word: space!

Lindt cake

What I give you today is there Original recipe from the Lindt cake which was first posted in 2013 on Fecebook cooking group; since it was a real catchphrase from which each has then interpreted its variant.

It's about a quick preparation And very easy! Both thedough for the base that the cream Yes they prepare in a few minutes , the time required for cooling, assembling and your cake is ready! The secret for an excellent result lies precisely in right waiting times; this way you will have one creamy surface but not excessively liquid or too compact!

From this basic version, you can choose to make tasty variations! Instead of lindt and lindor chocolate, you can use leftover chocolates and chocolates also dark and mix as well as decorate your choice with tasty grains!

Just like the Chocolate Pie and Cupcake, it's perfect like dessert at the end of the meal, one snack energetic; for Special occasions as Saint Valentine, Anniversaries, but also instead of the classic birthday cake! Try it you'll love it!

Lindt Cake Recipe

PREPARATION TIMES

Preparation Cooking Total
20 minutes 25 minutes 45 minutes

Ingrediants

Quantity for 6 people – a clever mold for pies of 22 cm

For the base:

  • 100 gr of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 50 gr butter (which you can replace with an equal amount of seed oil)
  • 100 gr of Lindt dark chocolate (or other quality brand)
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast

For the cream:

  • 200 ml of liquid cream
  • 100 gr of Lindt milk chocolate
  • 100 gr of Lindor milk chocolates
  • 50 gr of butter

Method

How to make Lindt Cake

First of all, prepare the base by melting the dark chocolate in a double boiler together with the butter.

Then whip the eggs with the sugar for 2 minutes until the mixture is frothy and clear.

Finally add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture, always whisk. Finally add, sifted flour and baking powder. Whip again and then pour the mixture into a well greased and floured mold:

how to make lindt cake

Then bake in a hot static oven at 180 ° for about 20 – 25 minutes, the time it swells and is cooked to the toothpick test.

Just before taking the base out of the oven, prepare the glaze by melting the cream with the chocolates in a bain marie, finally add the butter and let it cool, stirring constantly for 30 minutes.

Finally, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes

stuffing the lindt cake

Finally, after the resting times have elapsed, pour the icing into the base after turning it very well.

At this point you will have to wait another 30 minutes at room temperature before cutting the slice. Time for the cake to compact!

Yours is ready Lindt cake!

Lindt cake

You can keep it at room temperature for 2 days, be careful if you put it in the fridge, the icing will harden and therefore when serving it it is advisable to prepare a hot bain-marie on which to place the cake directly on a tray and large lid, to enjoy it creamy!

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Fennel parmigiana (white, creamy, delicious) the quick recipe! – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Fennel Parmigiana


There Fennel Parmigiana it's a single dish or side exquisite! Variant of the classic eggplant Parmigiana! In this case realized blank with slices of fennel slightly blanched, then assembled in layers with smoked provola, bechamel And parmesan! In the end baked in the oven where the ingredients embrace between them and one is formed surface au gratin and golden it's a creamy and racy interior watering!

Fennel Parmigiana

It's about a quick and very easy preparation! The secret for a perfect result it is blanch the whole fennel and cut them to equal slices and then dry them! So that does not get watery! that way it will be a lot simple to assemble the layers! If a few slices fall apart, no problem, it will bind in the pan with the rest! Few gestures and yours White fennel parmigiana it will be ready to cook!

Perfect from prepare in advance both as a single dish for lunch or for dinner; both in small portions like winter outline, or appetizer or vegetarian main course! Believe me you will love it of the taste and texture of this wonder!

Discover also:

Fennel au gratin (the perfect recipe, quick to have a crunchy and light surface!)

PREPARATION TIMES

Preparation Cooking Total
20 minutes 40 minutes 1 h

Ingrediants

Quantity for 4 people

  • 4 fennel
  • 300 gr of smoked provolone
  • 1 dose of my bechamel (which you can also make with oil!)
  • 5 – 6 tablespoons of parmesan or parmesan
  • salt

Method

How to make fennel Parmigiana

First of all, prepare the Béchamel base in 5 minutes!

Then clean the stalk and beard fennel and then rinse them.

Then blanch them whole in water and salt for 10 minutes, they should be slightly soft under the prongs of the fork.

Finally, cut them into slices of about 1 cm and gradually place them on absorbent paper, dabbing them so that they absorb all the water.

Then arrange in a pan 1 ladle of rather slow and soft bechamel sauce and a layer of fennel on top:

how to make fennel parmigiana

on top, add pieces of provolone, 1 ladle of well distributed béchamel, a handful of parmesan and then start again in layers, ending with a last layer of fennel, béchamel, scattered provola and parmesan.

Finally, seal in the pan with aluminum foil.

Bake in a static oven at 180 ° for about 30 minutes in the central part and finally remove the aluminum.

Then raise to 200 °, place in the upper part of the oven and operate the grill for 10 minutes until it becomes beautiful golden

Yours is ready Fennel Parmigiana

Fennel Parmigiana

It keeps very well for 3 days both cooked and raw ready to cook!

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