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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 Cooking Total
1h 15 minutes 1h15 minutes


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


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.


Pan Brioche Plumcake Stuffed with Jam, Hazelnut Cream and Pistachio Cream – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Pan Brioche Plumcake Stuffed with Jam, Hazelnut Cream and Pistachio Cream

Today we make brioche pan plumcakes filled with hazelnut cream, jam and pistachio cream, soft and easy to make. Delicious and soft even the next day, they are one of the best homemade snacks I have eaten … even better than many packaged snacks!

With these doses you will get 8 plumcakes.

Family💚 these snacks are kind of pigeon egg, simple to make, excellent also the day after, easy to customize, and convenient to prepare the night before and let it rise all night.

To get the excellent result you see with minimal effort, I recommend that you use one planetary, it will work independently and you can get this super creamy dough.

If it doesn't have a planetary mixer, you can use a whisk with the spiral hook and work well as per recipe!

Click here for my loaf pan!

Alternatively, you can use a mold from muffin with cups, being careful not to overfill, but keeping to the middle of the cup because they should relieve a lot in cooking!

As you can see, the dough is very soft, to prevent the filling from going to the bottom, I tried to sprinkle a layer of starch on the first layer of dough, before stuffing and then covering with the other layer of dough … It works!

For this recipe you will find a leavening of 3/4 hours as the quantity of yeast is important, but it is often more convenient for me to knead the night before and bake in the afternoon or the evening after … How to change the recipe?

You don't have to change the recipe, actually! You just have to pay attention to temperature! In winter, if you have a cool house like mine, just put the bowl well covered with plastic wrap and a cloth in the oven with the light off.

If the temperature isn't that cool, or it's summer, put it in the fridge overnight and bring it back to room temperature before cooking.


If after rising you notice a sour smell unfortunately the dough has gone bad, probably due to a too high temperature.

To have excellent snacks even the next day, it is important to keep them in the best way: in the cake pan, otherwise in hermetically sealed bags or tin boxes.

Cocoa biscuits (plain or filled) the quick and delicious recipe! – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Cocoa biscuits

THE Cocoa biscuits they are gods treats delicious, quick shortbread biscuits made with flour, sugar, eggs, butter And cocoa in the dough . From the crumbly consistency it's a chocolate flavor they are irresistible! Excellent simple ; filled with spreads to taste, to glaze or even enriched with chocolate chips And grains of dried fruit!

Cocoa biscuits

For the very easy preparation you just need it 1 beater and 1 bowl where all the ingredients are assembled. You can choose whether to make them with the molds that you like the most; or with the sac a poche or again cookie shooters ; the one that I used it myself to make raised hearts that look like Heartbeat with cocoa! Aren't they cute? Yes they can leave natural , believe me they are delicious or for the sweet tooth or stuff with Nutella, Marmalade or Dulce de leche as in my case e pair together! They are truly superb!

THE Cocoa biscuits they are perfect for the breakfast from soak in milk or in coffee, for a snack afternoon together with a hot chocolate and of course to be packaged e give for greedy gifts a Christmas or hag!

Cocoa biscuits recipe


Preparation Cooking Total
20 minutes + cooling 12 minutes 22 minutes


Quantity for 40 pieces

  • 300 grams of flour '00
  • 60 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 250 gr of ointment butter
  • 150 grams of vanilla icing sugar (or icing with 1 teaspoon of vanilla or vanilla sachet)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • grated orange peel
  • A few tablespoons of Dulce de leche for the filling (which you can replace with Jam, Nutella, pistachio cream …)

NOTE : if you want to realize Cocoa biscuits without butter I advise you to follow the recipe for shortcrust pastry with cocoa; if you want them instead without eggs: follow that of the vegan shortcrust pastry with cocoa


How to make cocoa shortbread biscuits

To prepare the base, follow the procedure you find in MOUNTED SHORT PASTRY

You will find many useful tips.

cocoa biscuit dough

If you are using sac a poche or shoot biscuits, it will not be necessary to let the dough rest in the fridge.

If you want to use the cookie cutters, you will have to let the pastry rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour and then roll out the pastry to 5mm with the help of a rolling pin, carefully dusting the surface with flour.

In this case I have chosen the BISCOLT Cookie Shooting Machine

simple to use, in non-toxic aluminum, with 14 dies with original shapes! In this case I chose the heart shape!

heart-shaped cookie shooters

After inserting part of the dough, simply shoot the cocoa biscuit onto a previously greased pan! a few seconds:

how to make cocoa cookies

Finally, always let the biscuits rest in the pan in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Then, whatever type of biscuits you have made, bake them in a static oven at 180 ° for about 12 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

Then if you want to stuff them, do it only when they are very cold, adding 1 teaspoon of filling or using the sac a poche. Close with another shortbread

Yours are ready Cocoa biscuits

Cocoa biscuits

Without filling they can be kept 1 month and a half, with filling they should be consumed within 3 – 4 days.


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