Serious Eats: Recipes

Chocolate Zeppole di San Giuseppe

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Lighter and airier than their street food cousins, these zeppole are a must for St. Joseph's Day celebrations in Italian American communities. Traditional zeppole are filled with vanilla or chocolate pastry cream or cannoli filling. To make vanilla pastry cream, omit cocoa powder. Serve topped with a cherry or amarena (sour cherry), if desired. The instructions here are for miniature zeppole. If larger zeppole are desired, you can achieve this by piping a larger circle.

This is adapted from an Academia Barilla recipe.

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