My husband’s Aunt Margie was famous for her zeppole, so much so that during family gatherings my husband and his cousins would push their way to the front door to see who would have first crack on the traditional Italian delicacies. Aunt Margie made both the sweet and savory kind. Zeppole are basically made of fried dough with different fillings and toppings. Aunt Margie’s sweet zeppole, were sprinkled with powdered sugar and the savory, stuffed with cheese or my favorite, anchovies.
In Italy, zeppole of the sweeter kind are a staple treat for Father’s Day, celebrated on March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph. They’re filled with a rich custard and topped with fruit as seen in this excellent recipe that is similar to Aunt Margie’s. Godare’!