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St Joseph's Day pastries or Zeppole di San Giuseppe are choux pastry filled with crema pasticciera and topped with a cherry!

This Zeppole di San Giuseppe recipe for traditional Italian cream filled pastries includes step by step directions for perfect results.

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St.Joseph's Pastries {Zeppole di San Giuseppe} - Italian Recipe Book

1 · 60 minutes · St. Joseph’s Pastries or Zeppole di San Giusepper are traditional cream filled pastries from Campagna region.


  • 1 Candied cherries
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 5 Eggs
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup Corn starch
  • 200 g Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Canvas pastry bag
  • 175 g Butter
  • 2 2/3 cup Whole milk
  • 285 ml Water
  • Large Star Tip
Zeppole di San Giuseppe are traditional Italian pastries made to celebrate St Joseph's day on the 19th of March which also happens to be when Italians celebrate Father's Day. These are oven baked and filled with a cream custard. All you need to dress them up is a light dusting of powdered sugar and top with an amarena cherry.

Zeppole Di San Giuseppe are traditional Italian pastries filled with a creamy custard and prepared every March 19 for the Feast of Saint Joseph's Day.

Zeppole donuts are rolled in sugar with a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth center. These Italian donut holes are simple to make and always disappear fast.

Zeppole donuts are rolled in sugar with a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth center. These Italian donut holes are easy and always disappear fast.

These Zeppole are the most incredibly easy Italian ricotta doughnuts you'll ever make. It's a recipe you'll turn to over and over again for the most light and fluffy fritter to enjoy on your favourite holiday.

These Zeppole, Italian Ricotta Doughnuts are so incredibly light. They're sweet and crunchy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside.

A traditional zeppole recipe perfect for breakfast or dessert! Also known as Italian doughnuts, they are made with yeast and common pantry ingredients. These fried dough balls are crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside, and nearly impossible to resist!

37 · 35 minutes · This authentic Zeppole recipe, also known as Italian doughnuts, is made with yeast and other common pantry ingredients. These fried dough balls are crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside, and nearly impossible to resist. They are great for brunch on Mother's Day and Father's Day.


Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup Water

Crispy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside these zeppole (Italian donut holes) will become your new favorite breakfast treat.

Josephine’s Zeppole: Zeppole are fried, sugared Italian pastry made from a simple yeast dough. Dip the warm zeppole into chocolate hazelnut spread for an extra-special treat! My heart is always warmed by how well 'Josephine's' recipes are received when I post them on the blog. In truth, of all the restaurants I've visited and recipes I've made, my late grandmother's heartfelt dishes are some of my favorite foods. I can only imagine how excited she'd be to know that people are making and ...

2 · 35 minutes · These traditional Italian fried dough puffs are best served as soon as possible after frying. For an even more indulgent treat, serve them with chocolate hazelnut spread or your favorite chocolate sauce for dipping.


  • 1 Chocolate hazelnut spread
Baking & Spices
  • 1 packet Active dry yeast
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Table salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
St-Joseph's Day Baked Zeppole with Ricotta

Baked Zeppole with Ricotta Filling for St-Joseph's Day as enjoyed by Italians each year on March 19th. My lightened up zeppole are baked instead of fried but have all the flavors of traditional zeppole with a sweet creamy ricotta filling!

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What is a Zeppole? This is what the Queen Baker herself says: "It’s a traditional Italian pastry normally eaten on St.Joseph’s Day…however ours are available from this Saturday and every Saturday up until Easter weekend …and then we say goodbye until next year!! It’s short and sweet and I looooove these guys! . Think of an eclair shell, with chantilly cream and sour Italian amarena cherries all combined together and sprinkled with icing sugar."
Boardwalk Zeppoles are absolutely delicious right out of the oven, but sometimes you crave something just a bit sweeter and more decadent. That’s why we’re sharing one of our favorite dip recipes you can make to enjoy your zeppoles with! This recipe is simple to prepare, with just 4 ingredients, and will only take a few minutes to put together. It’s the perfect last-minute party dip, or late-night snack to satisfy your sweet tooth! Visit our website for the recipe!
Zeppole are light and fluffy Italian pastries with a perfectly fried exterior. In this recipe, they are topped with a sour cherry mascarpone whipped cream. Buon appetito!