Zeppole di San Giuseppe made by me and my mom.. ready for the Oscars night.
Me and my mom had finally made something that you find everywhere in the street fairs of New York, especially the feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. In reality these kinds of pastries are prepared in Italy during the period of Carnival. We generally call them simply “fritti di carnevale” which means “fried Carnival pastries”.
The real zeppole in Italy (see second pic) are made only on the day of San Giuseppe, Saint Joseph which in Italy corresponds to Fathers Day. They look a little bit different but they are both delicious! I mean, the ones made homemade!
i highly suggest to avoid the Little Italy zeppole!