pastry Traditional Sf. Joseph's Ricotta Cream Puffs

Zeppole di San Giuseppe

pastry Traditional Sf. Joseph's Ricotta Cream Puffs
pastry Traditional Sf. Joseph's Ricotta Cream Puffs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • For the Filling

  • 3

    cups fresh ricotta, (preferably water buffalo)

  • Y:z cup confectioners' sugar

  • 'l4 cup candied orange peel, fmely diced

  • 'l4 cup candied lemon peel, fmely diced

  • 'l4 cup chocolate chips, or bittersweet chocolate chopped in small pieces

  • 3

    tablespoons Grand Mamier, or other orange flavored liquor

  • For the Zeppole

  • 1

    cup water

  • 4

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • Y:z teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup unbleached flour, sifted

  • 4

    large eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon orange peel, grated

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon peel, grated

  • 6

    cups vegetable oil, (if frying the zeppole)

  • confectioners' sugar

Directions

A day before preparing the filling: Line a sieve with a double thickness of cheesecloth or a basket-type coffee filter. Place the ricotta over the cheesecloth and the sieve over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to one day. Discard the liquid that drains into the bowl. Combine the drained ricotta and 112 cup confectioners' sugar in a food processor. Process until creamy. Add Gran Mamier and process until incorporated. Scrape the ricotta mixture into a bowl and stir in the candied fruits and chocolate chips. Store covered in the refrigerator until needed, up to 2 days. In a large, heavy saucepan, bring the water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Add the flour all at once, and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon over medium heat until the dough leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball around the spoon. Remove from heat and quickly beat in 1 egg at a time, beating until batter is smooth after each addition. Add the orange and lemon zest and continue beating until mixture is smooth and glossy.

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