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  • 1 star values: 2

Sfingi are also called zeppole. You'll never realize you're eating ricotta cheese! These are very good - be sure to eat them while they're warm.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl, combine ricotta, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix together baking powder and 1/2 cup flour. Fold into ricotta mixture. Add enough of remaining flour to make a thick batter. Let rest 1 hour.

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  • Heat oil in large heavy saucepan over high heat until a small amount of batter dropped in oil sizzles and starts to color. Drop batter by teaspoons into hot oil and deep fry until golden. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  • Stack sfingi on serving platter in a pyramid. Drizzle stack with honey and dust with confectioner's sugar.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 34.2mg; sodium 148.3mg. Full Nutrition
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