Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Saint Joseph’s Day Fritters

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By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

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These fritters are prepared for the feast of Saint Joseph, on March 19. An important holiday in Italy, it is celebrated with as much fervor as Thanksgiving is here. These light fritters are filled with an orange cream and preserved sour cherries.


    Orange Pastry Cream

  • 1 cup milk
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
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For the orange pastry cream, bring the milk, orange zest, and half the sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl, then whisk in the remaining sugar. Sift the flour over the yolk mixture and whisk it in. When the milk mixture boils, whisk one-third of it into the yolk mixture. Return the remaining milk to a boil and whisk the yolk mixture into it. Continue whisking until the c