ZEPPOLE: St. Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs

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ITALIAN EASTER CAKE (TORTA PASQUALINA)

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The recipe of “Sfinci” is one of the oldest, typical Sicilian recipes.   Sicilian people, as all southerner people, go crazy for frying and during Carnival they prepare  thousands of yummy  recipes. These  Sicilian  cookies are small pieces of fried dough enriched with nuggets of raisins or ricotta cheese and then  fried in hot oil. There …

Meatballs are a down-home food that rarely appears on menus but frequently shows up on kitchen tables in homes across the country. Popular abroad but in a non-traditional way; Italians don’t plop them on top of spaghetti! Rather, meatballs are the main course, usually cooked in wine or broth and served just like any other …

During the Renaissance artichokes became very expensive because they were believed to have therapeutic powers, making them accessible only to the wealthy who could afford them. Catherine de’ Medici of Florence toted artichokes, along with Italian cooks to prepare them, with her to Paris when she married the king of France. Now they’re available to …

The feature of these crispy finger size pancakes, covered with orange blossom honey, is in the easiness of the preparation and because they are well liked by everybody, they will disappear in no time.     Makes about 50 CRISPELLE   Ingredients:  For the Rice 1 qt. milk 3 cups water ½ teaspoon of salt …

In Naples, fried pizza is an essential street food that comes in more than one format. The most basic is pizze fritte, which looks, essentially, like a fried calzone or more sophisticated pizza pocket: Very thin dough turned bubbly in the oil and is wrapped around tomato, cheese, and meat.   SERVINGS: 4 Ingredients For …

When served with pastry cream, these famous Neapolitan fritters are truly irresistible.     INGREDIENTS:   For the dough: 1 cup water 5 oz all-purpose flour 3 eggs 1 oz butter 1 pinch salt For the filling: 2 egg yolks 2 oz sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup milk lemon zest For cooking and …

This is Calabrian version of famous Italian Meatballs recipe……YUMMY!!!   RECIPE FROM: http://www.great-chicago-italian-recipes.com/grandmothers-meatballs-recipe.html INGREDIENTS 1 lb of Pork, veal and beef 1 clove of garlic chopped or minced fine 1 or 2 eggs …..mixed into meat 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs (Italian bread)mixed in blender 1 cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese 1 or …

What follows are two Italian bread recipes. The difference is in how they are baked. The first is baked in a conventional way producing a bread with a soft crust. The second recipe incorporates steam to make a crusty bread. This bread is wonderful but it does take a little planning. The biga should be …

This cake is not for the impatient or novice. It involves a lot of time and bowls. There’s the separating of eggs, whipping of whites for the cake; the whipping of cream for the filling and frosting. And there’s the assembly and the frosting of the cake. My kitchen is still a wreck. But as …

This was Mom’s recipe that my wife now makes on a regular basis. They’re light and flaky and they melt in your mouth. Walnuts are delicious in all kinds of cookie and cake recipes. Though walnuts are grown all over Italy, the best walnuts are grown in Sorrento. They are excellent in a variety of …