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Zeppole di San Giuseppe-Makes 12 large or 24 small pastries, adapted from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy    Ingredients        * 2 3/4 cups unbleached AP flour      * 1/8 tsp salt      * 1/2 tsp baking soda      * 2 cups water      * 3/4 stick plus 3 1/2 tbsp butter      * 6 large eggs

Italian Cream Puffs with Custard Filling (St. Joseph’s Day Pastries)

Zeppole di San Giuseppe-Makes 12 large or 24 small pastries, adapted from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy Ingredients * 2 3/4 cups unbleached AP flour * 1/8 tsp salt * 1/2 tsp baking soda * 2 cups water * 3/4 stick plus 3 1/2 tbsp butter * 6 large eggs

TRADITIONS  • Italian Catholics and many descendants of Italian immigrants prepare St. Joseph Tables, tavole di San Giuseppe, set to honor St. Joseph. They are filled with beautiful and often elaborate foods, including meatless dishes such as stuffed artichokes, pasta and fish, as well as breads, cookies, pastries, cakes and other delicacies.    • St. Joseph Tables are placed in both churches and homes. Each table is blessed by a priest and presided over by a statue of St. Joseph. A stalk of…

TRADITIONS • Italian Catholics and many descendants of Italian immigrants prepare St. Joseph Tables, tavole di San Giuseppe, set to honor St. Joseph. They are filled with beautiful and often elaborate foods, including meatless dishes such as stuffed artichokes, pasta and fish, as well as breads, cookies, pastries, cakes and other delicacies. • St. Joseph Tables are placed in both churches and homes. Each table is blessed by a priest and presided over by a statue of St. Joseph. A stalk of…

Ornate altars, lucky beans & a festive parade- how to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day in NOLA

Ornate altars, lucky beans & a festive parade- how to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day in NOLA

You know that Italians have special food for every special day, event, holiday, celebration, etc., right? Well, St. Joseph’s Day is no exception. March 19th is dedicated to St. Joseph and you…

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

You know that Italians have special food for every special day, event, holiday, celebration, etc., right? Well, St. Joseph’s Day is no exception. March 19th is dedicated to St. Joseph and you…

HOME MADE ALMOND PASTE:)Easy to make and less expensive than store bought made it for Italian Pignoli Cookies

HOME MADE ALMOND PASTE:)Easy to make and less expensive than store bought made it for Italian Pignoli Cookies

Zeppole di San Giuseppe - Saint Joseph's Fritters - Zeppole di San Giuseppe - These pastries are in abundance in pastry shops all over the city during the days surrounding il giorno di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph's Day), March 19th.  It's a choux paste piped in a ring shape.  The paste/dough is either fried or baked, and then filled with a lemon pastry cream and topped with macerated Amarena cherries.  One can make the petit-choux in oven as well as deep-fried, but they aren't as good then ;-)

Zeppole di San Giuseppe - Saint Joseph's Fritters - Zeppole di San Giuseppe - These pastries are in abundance in pastry shops all over the city during the days surrounding il giorno di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph's Day), March 19th. It's a choux paste piped in a ring shape. The paste/dough is either fried or baked, and then filled with a lemon pastry cream and topped with macerated Amarena cherries. One can make the petit-choux in oven as well as deep-fried, but they aren't as good then ;-)

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