Okay, so maybe it was. I don’t know, but when I made this recipe from Giada for zeppole (I posted about it here) it was a disaster. Then I saw her make zeppole on a different episode of Everyday Italian, and this time she used half the water as before. Hmmm….. I smell something fishy. I told Karen that I had to make it.
So first of all, here’s the recipe.
Now, this time I was so sure it would be perfect that I had the boys to help me. They’re always good for a blog post. Jonathan helped me with the batter.
And Isaac stirred the bittersweet chocolate chips and warm heavy cream together to make the ganache.
But then he got a better idea.
Nate watched all this transpire from the safety of his swing.
I followed the recipe to the letter, and here’s how the batter looked just after I added the eggs.
A HUGE improvement from last time. They were not so runny this time. I was relieved and set to work cooking them. Except one thing. Giada used a mini ice cream scooper to dispense the batter into the oil. We don’t have one. So mine were still ugly.
Karen decided she could do a better job, and she did. It’s apparently all in the wrist. Or something like that, she could do it and I couldn’t.
So they came out well. Maybe it was the different recipe, maybe it was the fact that I didn’t do much. It doesn’t matter to me; they were good. I keep thinking about Top Chef and how nobody can make a decent dessert. Why doesn’t anyone make these?