Im trying to feed my addiction and eliminate the middleman by trying to make zeppoles. That way I won't have to order from the local Pizza place. Their zeppoles are kinda like bread but really chewy when it cools. Almost like a bagel but not as hard. Not sure if Im describing it well. Im trying to recreate theirs. So I searched about and found a recipe, which I tried today, but these zeppoles came out more like fried pound cake. At least that's what they look like. Here's the recipe I used: Zeppole 8 servings Batter ¼ lb. Butter, softened 6 Tablespoons sugar 4 eggs 2 Tablespoons oil 4 Tablespoons rum or brandy ½ Tablespoons salt 1 ½ cups flour Oil for deep frying 1 cup confectioner’s sugar In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Blend in remaining batter ingredients. Heat wok or deep skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and bring to 375 F. Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls into the hot oil and fry till puffed and golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm till all are done. Place 1 cup confectioner’s sugar in a brown paper bag. Drop zeppoles in, several at a time, and shake to coat with sugar. Serve hot. Is this a good zeppole recipe? Did I do something wrong to make them come out like little, round, fried poundcake??? Help! Jodi PS You think if I asked nicely they will give me the recipe? I know some chefs/bakers like to omit a key ingredient sometimes. Do you think they are using Pizza Dough???