Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"Zeppole"And A "Cappuccino Martini" For The Feast Of San Giuseppe

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there are no more words, just a mouth watering recipe which I know you have been waiting for…..

“On this feast day, may you know the compassion and caring, the faith and obedience, the love for Jesus shown to us through St. Joseph”

This is for all the Joseph’s in my life, family and friends!


Makes up to 2 dozen

Vegetable or canola oil to fry with
1 1/2 cups water ( warm -115°F)
1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
2 cups of all purpose unbleached flour
1 tsp of salt
Choice of topping, like powdered sugar or honey

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Add yeast mixture to dry ingredients and stir until blended. Dough will be sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in warm place to rise for one hour. Heat oil to 375°F. Use non-sticking spray on your spoon or ladle. Use your spoon or ladle to put batter in oil. (You get different shapes when you fry them. In Italy they would use their hands to drop the batter in the oil.) Fry Zeppole for about 2-3 minutes (depending on the size) until golden on the outside and cooked through. Place them in a brown paper bag and sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle some honey on them. Serve Warm.  


"Cappuccino Martini"

Enjoy creamy flavor of cappuccino with Baileys Irish Cream and a hint of  Kahlua coffee liqueur with chocolate flavored vodka to recreate the creamy taste of a truly Italian cappuccino. Unlike hot cappuccino, this cocktail must be served chilled though.

Serves: 1 serving   Prep time: 3 minutes  Glass: Martini

2 oz Chocolate Vodka
2 oz Baileys with hint of Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Half and Half
1 Chocolate Bar or Cocoa Powder
Ice Cubes

Take all ingredients (except chocolate bar) in cocktail shaker filled with fresh ice. Shake cocktail shaker thoroughly for 25-30 seconds. Strain and pour mixed drink into chilled martini glass. Garnish with chocolate bar or with coco powder and serve. (Adapted and courtesy from Foodviva.com)

Till Next Time………………………………......

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  1. I love the zeppole di S. Giuseppe!! I just want to make them now and that cappuccino cocktail is really inviting. Always good and delicious food over to your blog! CIAO! X

    1. Hi Alida,
      Thank you very much for your visit. Your words are very sweet. I enjoy your blog as well, such good food all around. Zeppole are awesome! I personally love them with honey dripping all over them. The faster I made them the quicker they were eaten. This Cappuccino cocktail is a perfect drink to have as you celebrate San Giuseppe! Instead of coffee...it has all the best ingredients! So glad that you enjoyed this post, Have a blessed St. Joseph's day!
      Ciao! Dottie :)

  2. Hi Dottie , I can't eat just one zeppole , they are addicted , we love them with honey and powdered sugar . I make them quite often and have a few Joseph;s in my family . Never made a cappuccione cocktail , now I will , Love all the ingredients , sounds so delicious and yummy . Thanks for sharing and have a blessed evening :) Nee

    1. Hi Nee,
      Thank you for stopping by...I agree with you, as they say, you just can't eat one....I thought you might have made this more often than not for your lovely family. Yes, I also have a few Joseph's as well. If you love all the ingredients in the "Cappuccino Martini", then you won't want just one either. What a fabulous, delicious drink to add to the festivities. Have a Blessed San Giuseppe day! Dottie :)

  3. Zeppole and a Martini, wonderful! I'd love a Zeppole right now. I'd even take one with a Martini and it's only 9AM!

    I remember when we were kids we would go to the Farmer's Market on Sunrise Highway by the drive-in movie. They made the bestest Zeppole. But, as Nee says, who could eat just one, lol...

    Happy St. Joseph's Day Dottie! Thanks for sharing...

    1. Hi Louise, So glad to see you...Happy St. Joseph's day to you too! I don't blame you for wanting a Zeppole and the Martini at 9:00 am in the morning. I love them at anytime. I think I know that Farmers market you are talking about on Sunrise Hwy. Never had the Zeppole there, but I am sure they were so delicious, for you to remember them with such fondness. Yes, you need a bag full, not ever just one! Thanks so much for your words and have a blessed day...Dottie :)