– Tony: Look at that. – Vincenzo: Nice. – Nice basil, sardine. Mmh. – Vincenzo: Yes. – You’re going to love this zippoli. They are beautiful. (upbeat music) – Hi, and welcome to– – [Both] Vincenzo’s Plate. – Oh yeah. Today, we have Maria here helping us to make zippoli calabresi. Beautiful, how can we describe them? They’re like donuts, but savory donuts. They can also be sweet. – [Maria] Sweet, too. – [Vincenzo] From Calabria, zippoli. – [Maria] Zippoli. Also called zeppoli, up to you – [Maria] Up to you. (speaking foreign language) – So what ingredients do we need Maria? (speaking foreign language) Plain flour. About three kilos (flour). (speaking foreign language) And then, how much water do we need? (speaking foreign language) Two cups of water, okay. Hot water? – [Maria] Hot water, but not really hot. Just– – [Vincenzo] From The tap. From The tap hot, yeah. (speaking foreign language) For three kilos of flour? And, then we use– (speaking foreign language) We use one sachet of dried
yeast* for each kilo of flour. So, if you use one kilo of flour– (speaking foreign language) One sachet, yeah. And maybe half cup of water. – Water.
– There you go. Okay, Maria, what’s the
first thing that we do? (speaking foreign language) Okay, so one spoon of salt. – [Maria] One spoon salt. – [Vincenzo] And then two more of that. (speaking foreign language) Okay, she wants one in a half of salt. (speaking foreign language) And then what do we do? (speaking foreign language) Three, you help me to open one. You open one. (speaking foreign language) One. Two and three. Perfect. (speaking foreign language) Okay. A little bit of extra virgin
olive oil, but a little bit. Show us a how a little bit is. – Okay, a little bit olive oil. – [Vincenzo] Can you translate
it to say, how many grams? (speaking foreign language) Okay, three spoons of
extra virgin olive oil. Beautiful. Here. That’s for you, Maria. (speaking foreign language) It needs to look like
the yeast is boiling. So you want to see the bubbles. – [Maria] Bubbles. – [Vincenzo] The bubbles start. – [Maria] Start. – [Vincenzo] And then we
mix it with the flour. – [Maria] We mix it with flour. – [Vincenzo] We have to wait
until the yeast activates. – [Maria] Yes, yes, yes. – [Vincenzo] Because
if it doesn’t activate, there’s no point. (speaking foreign language) – Yes, that’s it. That’s it. – [Vincenzo] Why do
you put a plate on top? (speaking foreign language) Okay. (speaking foreign language) Right okay so the heat helps to– Create a bubbles. – [Maria] Bubbles. – Okay, when do you
make Zippoli or Zeppole? – [Maria] I make zeppole– (speaking foreign language) – Parties on Christmas, Easter– – [Maria] Easter or– (speaking foreign language) – It’s a Celebration dish. – Celebration dish. – When you have zippoli around it means you’re celebrating. – Celebration, yes. – So maybe you can have it everyday then, we celebrate life everyday. (laughing) Oh yes, see what’s happening okay, it’s starting, the bubbles– – [Maria] Start the bubble, to be ready. We need a couple minutes more. – [Vincenzo] It’s such an
important thing, Maria. – [Maria] Such an important thing to put in, in a flour. – [Vincenzo] If we don’t do that? – [Maria] If you don’t do
that then there is no zeppole. – [Vincenzo] Never, okay. – [Maria] If you take a plate if you don’t put it right,
it will never rise up. Okay. – [Vincenzo] See, see how it changed. It bubbles. (speaking foreign language) Those bubbles came up. Show us the mix – [Maria] We just mix a little bit. – [Vincenzo] See? How many times have you made this Maria? Right, for long, for like, 20
years, 30 years for 50 years? – [Maria] For 30 years maybe. – [Vincenzo] So you’re
turning, you’re 40 years old. – [Maria] That’s it. – [Vincenzo] Can I put it in? – [Maria] Yes you can put it in. – [Vincenzo] You make a whirl. – [Maria] Now we make a hole. – [Vincenzo] Now put it in, let’s go. – [Maria] That’s it, all in it. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. – [Maria] That’s it, thank you. Put the rest in – [Vincenzo] More water, here. – [Maria] That’s hot enough? – [Vincenzo] Put a little
bit more water there. – [Maria] Yeah. – [Vincenzo] No waste. Just a little bit not much. So maybe a half glass. – [Maria] Yeah and then you
go put more water in it. – [Vincenzo] Later on. – [Maria] Yes, because that’s not enough. You see here we go. – [Vincenzo] You start
with a little bit of water and then we’ll see where we are. – [Maria] A little bit of water and then we add more water. Just little, I put a
little bit of water in. – [Vincenzo] So you put two more cups? – [Maria] Two cups more, yes. If you need more you
have to put a bit more. – [Vincenzo] So we start with two cups. – [Maria] Yes. – [Vincenzo] And then we’ll see how we go. – [Maria] That’s, that’s
really, sorry, four cups now. – [Vincenzo] Two cups at a time. – [Maria] Yeah. – [Vincenzo] You just massage
it, you knead the dough. – Make it nice and softer. A little more water, please. Put it more water for me, please, hot. Put another two cups. – [Vincenzo] So basically,
if you’re using only one kilo flour, two to four
cups is more than enough. – [Maria] Oh, yeah, yeah. – [Vincenzo] We have the sixth, fifth and sixth cup of water now. – [Maria] Yes, yes the sixth. – [Vincenzo] A little bit more water and then you’re done. It look like huh? – [Maria] Just a little not much. Just see where were going. Hand with the flour
there, that’s all right. That’s okay. See you gotta, you gotta work it out, you know? – [Vincenzo] Mama, you are so strong. – [Maria] That’s it. – [Vincenzo] Oh yeah, you’re very strong. – I was strong, not anymore. I was once. I might have the other
bit of water please. – [Vincenzo] So we use basically six cups. – [Female Voice] A little bit more? – [Maria] Yeah. – [Vincenzo] Six cup for
three kilos of flour. Plain flour. – [Maria] That’s good, thank you Oh, give it a go. – [Vincenzo] So it’s ready when it’s– – [Maria] When it rise and then we’ve kneaded it now. – [Vincenzo] For one hour
you wanna leave, okay. – [Maria] About half an hour. – [Vincenzo] So let’s
say knead it for about 15, 20 minutes, so make sure it’s, there’s no stress left
in your body and then you let it rest for about one hour. – Yes, all done now. – Beautiful. Come in and have a look, This is when you know when it’s ready. That’s when you know when it’s ready. – [Maria] You make the cross. – [Vincenzo] You make the cross. Why you do the cross? – Just do the cross, God help. – You need the God, to help. – To help. – Because without god, there’s no food. – [Maria] That’s right,
my mom always make a cross on the dough. – [Vincenzo] Do it for us, show us. Do the cross for us. One, two, brava. – [Maria] See? – [Vincenzo] Let it rest for an hour. Maria, Alora, let’s see how the
dough is, let’s have a look. – Let’s have a look here now. – [Vincenzo] Look at that the beautiful zippoli dough. – [Tony] Wow, nice and moist. – [Vincenzo] C’mon, c’mon
show us how to make one, please Maria show us. – A little bit of oil in here. Just wet, wet your hands. – [Vincenzo] So we got
anchovies over here, ladies and gentlemen,
look we got anchovies, come and have a look. – [Maria] Anchovies here,
there’s anchovies there. – [Vincenzo] Look at that. – [Maria] And we put a
little bit of oregano if you want to. – [Vincenzo] Basil, basil. – [Maria] Basil, sorry. – [Vincenzo] Look at that. Beautiful, get a small piece. What are you doing Maria? – [Maria] I do the Zippoli. – [Vincenzo] Small dough. – [Maria] Small dough. – [Vincenzo] It’s important
to have the oil there. – [Maria] Just put the sardines. – [Vincenzo] The sardine in there. – [Maria] Sardine. – [Vincenzo] Put the basil too. – [Maria] And put a little bit of basil. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. – [Maria] And then you roll
it up like that, like that. – [Tony] Very important
to roll it properly. – [Vincenzo] Right, so
you have to make a twist. – [Maria] Yes. – [Vincenzo] Twist it. – [Maria] Twist it like that. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. – [Maria] Isn’t it nice? – [Vincenzo] And then you
fry it at 180 Celsius. – [Maria] Yes, here. – [Vincenzo] Put it in. – [Maria] Okay. – [Vincenzo] Nice. So what’s your favorite ingredient, you put just the sardines and– – [Maria] Sardines and
put a little bit of basil. – [Vincenzo] So here we have Tony, Tony who are you Tony? – I’m, I’m the turner. – [Vincenzo] So you’re
in charge of cooking it. – [Tony] I’m in charge of cooking them. And the best ones that
are really nice as well, besides anchovies, is with tomato. – [Vincenzo] Tell us
how you cook it please tell us what’s the way to cook it. – [Tony] You just stick
it in there and see how it actually turns itself. – [Vincenzo] So you don’t have to do much? – [Tony] Don’t have to do
much and then when it’s real nice a brown, you take it out and that’s it, they’re done. – [Vincenzo] So when do you
know, that it is right color? What kind of brown you want this to be? – [Tony] They got a nice beigey color, you’ll see in a second. – [Maria] Goldie color. [Tony] Goldie color, sorry. See how it’s gone brown now? – [Vincenzo] Yes, yes,
yeah I can tell, okay. So it’s not ready yet,
but it’s getting ready. – [Tony] Yep, its nearly there. See how it’s a nice golden brown? Look at that beautiful. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. – [Tony] That’s it. – [Vincenzo] Show us,
show us, show me, show me. – [Tony] Nice and golden brown. – [Vincenzo] Oh yeah,
yeah yeah, yeah, yeah. – [Tony] Nice texture,
nice shape, beautiful. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. So you can make any size you want? – [Tony] You can make ’em big, small. – [Vincenzo] Big, small, round, long. – [Maria] No, I don’t,
I don’t make it round or I’m used to a long one. – [Vincenzo] There are
different traditions, there are different towns – [Maria] Yeah, yeah
everyone makes it different. – [Vincenzo] That’s right. – [Maria] Everyone’s different. – [Tony] Look at that. – [Vincenzo] Nice. – [Tony] Nice Basil, sardine. – [Vincenzo] Basil. Mmh. – [Vincenzo] Show us the, the dough please, I wanna see the dough. – [Tony] Nice and brown on the outside, crispy and nice and soft on the inside. – [Vincenzo] Right then, show us, show us one with mozzarella. So what do you do? – [Maria] Get some mozzarella. – [Vincenzo] Okay you still need the oil? – [Maria] Yes. – [Vincenzo] With a little bit of olive oil on top of it all. – [Maria] A little bit, not much And just put a little bit of mozzarella. Just another little piece. – [Vincenzo] Nice. – [Maria] And that’s it. – [Vincenzo] Mozzarella I think is better. – [Maria] Yes, I like mozzarella too. And you just roll, roll it. – [Vincenzo] And you roll it. – [Maria] And you cook it. – [Vincenzo] Beautiful. – [Maria] That’s if you don’t want basil. – Easy. Now guys I wanna know, I don’t know where you guys are from, you can be from anywhere in the world, tell us, what’s your
traditional party food? You know something you make for a party, for a festival, I wanna
know for a brief example. What about you, wherever your
from, tell us, we wanna know. I’m gonna try and make my
first zippoli calabresi I’ve made in my life. A little bit of water, I’m going to make a
calabresi for you okay? Calabresi zippoli, okay. Okay so I get his amount. Is this okay Maria? – [Maria] Yes, yes, yes. – [Vincenzo] This much. – [Maria] That much, yeah. – [Vincenzo] And then I’m gonna put, basil and I put mozzarella. I love my mozzarella. – [Maria] Yes. – [Vincenzo] And then I
put some cherry tomatoes which I’m going to squeeze a little bit Now, like that. Is a bomb. It’s the first time I
make it, if it’s not good don’t blame me. – [Maria] You are learning, that’s all. That’s fine. – [Vincenzo] Okay, you
don’t want to see any holes See here I made a hole, not good. So, I put little bit more dough. – [Maria] Try a little bit, just a little. Roll it again – [Vincenzo] Roll it again. – [Maria] That’s good. – [Vincenzo] Ah, yeah. So I’m going to make mine round so you can recognize mine, okay? – [Maria] Make it round, yeah. – [Vincenzo] Look okay,
can I put it in Tony? – [Tony] Put it in, bello. – [Vincenzo] Let’s put it in Tony. – [Tony] There ya go. – [Vincenzo] Let’s see how we go. – [Tony] Beautiful. – There it is. This is dedicated to you Maria, here’s what you gonna have tonight, look it looks like a rose. Looks like a rose. All I need now is– – Like a donut. – Yeah. – Like a donut – Here show us, now bite,
more, more bigger one, bigger bite, the cheese, yes. (chuckling) Alright, let’s see if I did a good job. That’s a bomb. Look’s like a rose. Let’s see if the calabresi approve it. Mmh. Look at that? That’s mozzarella. – See how that mozzarella was stretchy. – It’s calabrasi zippoli. It’s nice, look at the
cheese over there, look. – Tomato too, beautiful. – You approve it? – Beautiful, it looks spectacular. Does look nice. – Thank you so much Maria for showing us how to make a zippoli. Thank you everyone for
showing this wonderful tradition recipe. What can I say? We’ll see you in the next Vincenzo’s Plate video recipe. E ora si mangia – Thank you, Vincenzo’s Plate. Hang on. I think it’s Maria’s plate. – I think it’s Maria’s plate. – [All] Yay. – Maria’s plate, yay. Thank you Maria. (dramatic orchestral music) – [Maria] Okay, I’ve never done this. – I know, there’s always a fist time, doesn’t matter how old you are, there’s always something
new to do in life. How much do you love making it? How much do you love making this? – Oh I love you very much. I’m sorry. Gonna wash my hands now. – Okay show us your hands, we wanna see your hands look. Cover the microphone, but don’t cover it.

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