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Olive Garden's Zeppole

Started 1287230304.597 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1287271373.82 by autumnfaire

Hello everyone!! Last night I had a new (?) dessert at the Olive Garden, called Zeppole. Little fried Italian doughnuts, served warm with chocolate sauce and sprinkled with sugar. Has anyone ever had them? I'm trying to figure out what they sprinkled on top!! It was almost like a cross between confectioners sugar and regular sugar, but the granuales were smaller than regular sugar. It reminded me of vanilla sugar sold in the grocery store in the small packets, wonder if that is what it was??? I can probably re-create the recipe for the doughnut itself, but am {#emotions_dlg.confused1} about the topping!!!

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autumnfaire1287230897.714912 PostsRegistered 8/1/2005

I haven't had these, but a traditional Zeppole is fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar while still hot, so it becomes somewhat creamy. No chocolate sauce is used. Perhaps they used Demara or Turbinado sugar?

somdgurl1287231039.613354 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007
On 10/16/2010 autumnfaire said:

I haven't had these, but a traditional Zeppole is fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar while still hot, so it becomes somewhat creamy. No chocolate sauce is used. Perhaps they used Demara or Turbinado sugar?

Thanks for the quick reply!! I don't think it was just powdered sugar, because the sugar remained crunchy the whole time. But it was also white. I am perplexed!!

humpty dum­pty1287235464.664052 PostsRegistered 8/19/2007Western PA

I'm sure if you asked someone at The Olive Garden, they would tell you what they use ... good luck ...

- Good enough is good enough!! -

whispy1287237217.51531 PostsRegistered 8/2/2009

Do you think you could grind your own blend of regular sugar and spice over the top using something like one of the KuhnRikon min-grinders? It would stay crunchy and you can adjust the grind level.

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BREEZYBEAR1287237293.8233106 PostsRegistered 10/21/2007

I JUST WENT THERE THE OTHER NITE,MY HUBBY HGAD THE ZEPPOLIES,OH MY GOD DELISH.LOL

foodfaerie1287237438.757699 PostsRegistered 5/7/2010Birmingham,Alabama

yes, you can pulse regular sugar with a spice/coffee grinder for a finer grain..also called dusting sugar. Hard to find but is sold superfine and called Iced Tea sugar also.

Sandysue1287243709.4971293 PostsRegistered 1/15/2007

I have the zeppole everytime I go to Olive Garden. I make sure not to fill up too much on dinner so I have room. The melted chocolate dip is delicious.

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RocketMom1287244398.222663 PostsRegistered 9/23/2007

Use your food processor to make super fine sugar and then add any spice or vanilla bean and process. Great different flavors and really fine sugar. By the way Zeppole are yummy!

purrmom1287270535.913399 PostsRegistered 5/27/2010Mid-MO

Try this site: greatchicagoitalianrecipes.com You might find it there. Lots of recipes from Italian restaurants.

autumnfaire1287271373.824912 PostsRegistered 8/1/2005

Yes, it could be superfine sugar--I know that Domino sells it.

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