Nutella Ricotta Zeppole

Nutella Ricotta Zeppole
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Nutella Ricotta Zeppole
Carolina Chirichella
Nutella Ricotta Zeppole

It happened again. I woke up this morning, my hair a mess, half off the bed, memory blurred and my hand clutching a spoon like it was a teddy bear. What happened? What had I done? And then it all hit me. The familiar scent of hazelnut, the rich taste of chocolate in my mouth, the sticky fingers. I hit the Nutella… again.

12
Servings
368
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Pound  ricotta
  • 1/2  Cup  Nutella
  • eggs
  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 4  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar
  • 1  Cup  vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the ricotta and Nutella. Then, add the eggs. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the Nutella-ricotta mix. Let the batter sit for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep pot over high heat. Drop the batter by large tablespoons into the oil and fry for about 4-6 minutes. (Don't get nervous if they look dark; the Nutella makes the batter a mocha color.) When they are done, take them out and put on a wire rack so any excess oil drips off. I like to serve these the traditional way with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
61µg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
69µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
141mg
20%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
60mg
4%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Nutella Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Nutella Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutella Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

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