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St Joseph zeppole

St Joseph zeppole (Zeppole di San Giuseppe in Italian) are the typical treats from Campania, the region around Naples, to celebrate Father's day. Nowadays, zeppole are common all over Italy, not only on March 19th. Here the authentic recipe to make them at home and make a daddy happy :)
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian, Naples
Keyword: Father's day, Naples, Regional, Traditional, Treat
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Roberto
Cost: 0.5

Equipment

  • 1 pot
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 2 bowl
  • 1 whip or one stand mixer
  • 1 baking tray
  • some baking paper
  • 1 sac-à-poche
  • 1 strainer to powder the icing sugar

Ingredients

  • 8 organic eggs
  • 300 gr general purpose flour in Italy, would be '00' flour
  • 90 gr butter
  • 500 gr water
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 400 gr milk
  • 140 gr sugar
  • 40 gr corn starch
  • 100 gr fresh milk cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 12-24 candied black cherry Amarene Fabbri (1 or 2 each zeppola)
  • q.s. icing sugar

Instructions

Notes

The fried version of this recipe has about twice the calories than this one!