It's St. Joseph's Day!

Get your zeppoles!

I know.......I can't eat 'em (it was the first thing I thought about this morning), so please have one of each kind for me!

Cannoli cream for me.

Oh god, WHERE?!? Where can I get zeppoles around here?!?

afa said:

Oh god, WHERE?!? Where can I get zeppoles around here?!?


And NOW!

I know Antonio's Mozz usually carries them. Also a bunch on this old thread:

http://forum.maplewoodonline.com//discussion/comment/786518#Comment_786518

Natales in Summit, Conca D'Oro in Union.

i may have to hit up calandra's tonight.

jimmurphy said:

Cannoli cream for me.


I know we go through this every year, but the zeppoli with the cannoli cream is really "sfinge". The "regular" St. Joseph's zeppoli is made with yellow pastry cream/custard. Personally, I'm a sfinge kinda girl.

Conca d'Ora in Union Center.

Sfinge it is then. Thanks for the education.

What's the correct pronunciation? Sphing-gay?

jimmurphy said:

What's the correct pronunciation? Sphing-gay?


suh-fin-jay...I believe.

I don't know what the hell you all are talking about. We knew it as cannoli filling or custard.

ictulips02 said:

jimmurphy said:

What's the correct pronunciation? Sphing-gay?


suh-fin-jay...I believe.


Similar: "we" say sfinj (without the ay at the end)


"I'll have three of those things," THAT'S the correct pronunciation.

I'm dying here. I need fried dough immediately.

After the unfortunate designation of St. Patrick's day as a "beer holiday", at least we have St. Joseph as a "dessert holiday". :-D

Oh, and something about St. Joseph from my favorite Jesuit on the internets -


afa said:

"I'll have three of those things," THAT'S the correct pronunciation.



LOL - I'll go with this one.

Let the italians duke it out. oh oh

afa said:

"I'll have three of those things," THAT'S the correct pronunciation.

I'm dying here. I need fried dough immediately.


+1!!! LOL!

Conca d'Ora in Union Center.


Just picked mine up from there. With some pignoli cookies for good measure!
FYI, they'll be making the sfingi until Easter.

Happy feast of San Giuseppe!

I'm sure Sorrento's in East Hanover has them too. BTW, does any one know how the zeppoli is connected to St. Joseph?

I had no idea where Antonio's was and then I passed it on the wrong side of Springfield this afternoon. Had it not been way too close to dinner and had I not had a tired preschooler with me, I absolutely would have done a 5-minutes-out-of-my-way-u-turn to get there for some zeppoles. Sigh. I need to plan better for next year. All these treats are mocking me now.

Mmmm fried dough. Can't stop thinking about it.

tbd said:

Conca d'Ora in Union Center.



FYI, they'll be making the sfingi until Easter.

Happy feast of San Giuseppe!


Thanks so much for this. Thought I'd have to push to make it today. Sfingi this weekend!

Maplewood Pizzeria makes simple zeppoli (plain fried dough with lots of powdered sugar) fresh to order. Heavenly!

oh wow, good to know!!

Why is St Joseph associated with pastries?


It became a tradition in southern Italy as a treat associated with the day. It is also during Lent where traditionally there is no feasting and the meals are meatless or with little meat. Another traditional food was a pretty simple bread with anise seed. People would set up altars to St. Joseph in their homes and give out the bread. I had an ncle that did this and like many traditions it dies out. It became tougher and tougher for him to find a bakery that made the bread. St. Joseph's Day is Father's Day in many countries including Italy, Spain and Portugal and he is the patron saint of Poland and I think Canada or Mexico.

Yes, patron saint of Poland (wear red on St. Joseph's Day) and Canada.

Mia Famiglia in Millburn has a big sign on the window announcing zeppoles


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