Zeppole di San Giuseppe, St. Joseph's Day Cream Puffs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Being a Catholic country, Father’s Day is Italy is celebrated on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. The feast is associated with a number sweet and savory dishes, but none more so perhaps than the  fancy, sweet version of zeppole usually called, appropriately enough, zeppole di san Giuseppe. Sweet zeppole are made with a cooked dough enriched with butter and eggs, formed into little balls and deep fried and, more often than not, filled with crema pasticcera or pastry cream. 


For a plateful

250ml water100g butterA pinch of salt125g flour (pastry flour or all-purpose)Sugar (at least a spoonful, more to taste)4 eggs (or 2 whole eggs and 2 yolks)Grated lemon zest (or a drop of limoncello) (optional)

For frying: vegetable oil, olive oil and/or lard

Confectioner’s sugar1 cup or more of pastry cream Directions
Via Mariano Pallottini