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Italian Pastries


ZEPPOLE: St. Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs

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Cartocci is a Sicilian pastry that is made by wrapping a ribbon of yeast dough around a metal cannoli tube, which is then fried, coated with sugar and filled with a delicious sweetened ricotta filling.  

Definitely make these Homemade Cream Puffs for your next get together- everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

This cream puffs recipe is easy enough to make for an everyday dessert and elegant enough to serve for a special occasion!

Sfingi are deep-fried doughnut like puffs that are made throughout Italy—especially in Sicily. 

Cagionetti are basically a stuffed pastry in the shape of ravioli (square) or tortelli (half circle) filled with ceci beans or hazelnuts, chocolate, cinnamon, cooked must (grape juice) and orange peel.

These fresh and fruity puff pastry horns make a lovely summer treat.

The outside of many pastries is covered with a light layer of glaze prepared with confectionary sugar and lemon juice and butter.

The sweet version of the Crispeddi are round shaped and filled with ricotta, sugar, chocolate chips, candied diced fruits and spices.

Iris is easy to prepare: the ingredients are available without difficulties,no special skills are necessary and all the tools needed are in your kitchen.