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Gluten Free St. Joseph’s Day Zeppole

zeppole, sfince, sfinge

Happy St. Joseph’s Day! Now, everyone can partake in the festivities with a gluten-free version of zeppole or sfince/sfinge di San Giuseppe. I used the basic gluten-free cream puff recipe from King Arthur Flour. However, I did not have gf King Arthur flour on hand, so I used a homemade blend. My blend is from the all-purpose flour blend in Gluten Free & More magazine with a little tweak.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend

1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour

3/4 cup tapioca starch

3/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

OK, so you will still use 3/4 cup of this flour blend to make the cream puffs. Follow the directions for cream puffs. I spooned generous tablespoons of dough onto the parchment paper. For me, it made 8 cream puffs. When they are cooled, you will add the ricotta filling.

Ricotta Filling

about 2 lbs. ricotta (or two containers, some containers are 15 oz.), drained in a colander or cheesecloth to remove excess water

1 cup confectioners’ sugar (or to taste, if you like it more or less sweet)

milk, optional

chocolate chips

candied citron or orange peel

crushed pistachios

maraschino cherries

Mix the ricotta and sugar. If it is too thick, add a bit of milk (not too much because you don’t want it liquidy). If you want, you can add some chocolate chips or candied citron. You can also decorate them with candied citron, candied orange peel, crushed pistachios, and/or a maraschino cherry.

–Dina Di Maio


Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve put together a list of cool holiday gifts for the foodies on your list.  I have some of these and some of these are on my list this Christmas!

Recipe rock from Architec–magnetic rock holds your recipe so you can cook! I have one and love it!

Split decision pie pan from Chicago Metallic–bake two different flavors in one pan!

Bacon and egg spatulas from Sur La Table–cute-shaped spatulas to brighten your breakfast.

Chicago Metallic batter dispenser from Sur La Table–makes filling baking pans and sizing cookies easier.

Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot Plus folding cutting board from Sur La Table–one stop chop and scoop into your soup!

Nordic Ware red cake pop pan from Sur La Table–make perfectly round pops in a snap!

Publish a personal cookbook at Blurb

Foodpod from Fusionbrands–boil eggs or potatoes without burning your hands.

Brown sugar bear from Taste of Home–keeps your brown sugar from becoming a brick.  These really work; I have them.

Reindeer shortbread pan from King Arthur Flour–no need to decorate holiday cookies!

Peppermint crunch from King Arthur Flour–great for decorating cookies or cakes or adding to your hot cocoa!  I love having this during the holidays.