Ingredient: of Fresh liquid cream

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Zeppole of S. Giuseppe

Dessert

Zeppole of S. Giuseppe

Author: Guido Boschetti

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Total time:

80 min

Servings:

1 Portions

Ingredients:

For the zeppole
3 Medium eggs
55 g of Butter
150 g of Tipico IT’s 00 Flour
1 Egg yolk
250 ml of Water
Fine salt
For the pastry cream
2 Egg yolks
1/2 Vanilla pod
200 ml of Whole milk
23 g of Corn starch
70 g of sugar
50 ml of Fresh liquid cream
For the garnishing
Sour cherries in syrup
Icing sugar
Peanut oil

PREPARATION

1

In order to prepare the zeppole of S. Giuseppe, start making the pastry cream to fill them, so that it can cool. Heat the milk and the fresh liquid cream in a saucepan with the vanilla pod and its seeds, which you will have extracted with a little knife. When the mixture has come to boil, switch off the gas and put it aside keeping it warm.

2

Subsequently beat slightly the egg yolks and pour the granulated sugar in a little bowl. Mix well in order to amalgamate the ingredients. Then add the corn starch and mix well. Remove the vanilla pod, pour some milk in the little bowl containing the eggs, the sugar and the corn starch, in order to dilute the mixture. Mix everything well before adding it to the saucepan containing the milk.

3

Turn on the low heat and mix continuously with a whisk, until the cream gets thickened. Once ready, you can put the cream in a bowl and cover it with some cling film. Let it cool at room temperature and then in fridge. Once cooled, you can put it in a disposable pastry bag with a star nozzle.

4

Now, start the preparation of the choux pastry. Put some water in a large pan, add the butter cut into pieces and a pinch of salt. Then, turn on the medium heat and mix with a wooden spoon in order to let the butter melt. When the mixture has started to boil, pour the flour quantity at one time and continue to mix. The mixture will have to come off from the pan sides.

5

At this point, turn the gas off and pour the mixture in a bowl. Widen it slightly in the centre in order to cool it quickly. Meanwhile, beat the three whole eggs with a yolk. Pour the egg mixture in the bowl containing the dough little by little.

6

Pour it in a pastry bag with a star nozzle. Heat the peanut oil in a large pan and meanwhile place a sheet of baking paper on the working surface, on which you will create your well-spaced zeppole. Make a double dough circle, a circle above the other with the help of the pastry bag. Then cut some squares of baking paper around the zeppole, in order to take them easily and dip them in the oil came at temperature. Dip one or maximum two zeppole at a time with the baking paper side facing up. In this way, you will notice that the baking paper slips off easily. Let the zeppola fry for some minutes without turning it upside down, so that it can maintain its shape while cooking. Then turn your zeppole upside down and let them cook on the other side too. Once ready and well browned, drain them with a skimmer.

7

Put them on a tray lined with some absorbing paper, so that they can release the excess oil. Continue in the same way for the other zeppole. Then take the sour cherries in syrup and if you like, you can cut them into half. Dust your zeppole with some icing sugar, then add a tuft of pastry cream inside, place the sour cherries and sprinkle with some other icing sugar to taste. Your zeppole of S. Giuseppe are ready to be enjoyed.

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