Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Zeppola

A Zeppola is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball of varying size but typically about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. This doughnut or fritter is usually topped with powdered sugar, and may be filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pastry cream or a butter-and-honey mixture.

Zeppola

Zeppola is typical of Italian cuisine, especially that of Roma and Napoli. They are also served in Sicily, Sardinia, on the island of Malta, and in Italian-American communities in the United States.

It is traditionally consumed during Saint Joseph's Day celebrated every March 19, when the pastries are sold on many streets and sometimes presented as gifts.