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Friday, February 8, 2013


March 19th is the feast of San Giuseppe. On this festive occasion,  Italy also celebrates Father’s Day, and these zeppole are our traditional delicacies.


1 cup of water
2 cups of flour
1 stick of butter
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Olive or vegetable oil for frying
Take the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan combine the butter, salt, and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Take pan off the heat and stir in the flour. Return pan to the heat and stir continuously until mixture forms a ball, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer the flour mixture to a bowl. Using an electric hand mixer on low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, incorporating each egg completely before adding the next. Beat until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

Shape the dough into bows or circles.   Meanwhile, pour 2 inches of oil into a large frying pan. Heat the oil over medium heat.  Fry the zeppole few at a time.  Do not crowd them.

Turn the zeppole once or twice, cooking until golden and puffed up, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. 

Toss with cinnamon-sugar. Arrange on a platter and serve immediately.