Zeppole di San Giuseppe Recipe (St. Joseph’s Day Traditional Italian Pastries)


Simple ingredients create this traditional confection enjoyed for generations of padri and nonni on St. Joseph's Day and Father's Day.

By: Christina’s Cucina

Ingredients

Ingredients for pastry

  • (4 oz) 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sugar
  • (8 oz) 1 cup water
  • (5 oz) 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs at room temperature

Filling

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup (200 ml) milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp (5 oz) sugar
  • 2 ¼ tbsp potato starch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle
  • Fabbri cherries (optional) use an organic maraschino or omit
  • Click here for Christina’s complete zeppole recipe.

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