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Saturday, March 13th | 2:00pm-3:00pm | Sfingi de San Guiseppe

Saturday, March 13th | 2:00pm-3:00pm | Sfingi de San Guiseppe


St. Joseph's Day is celebrated in Italy on March 19th. He is honored as the foster father of the Christ Child and Italians celebrate it as Father's Day. It is a big celebration in Calabria, Sicily and New Orleans, here in the USA. Sfingi (sometimes called zeppole depending on the region), are small cream puffs filled with ricotta cheese and a variety of flavors – chocolate, fruit, or liquors. Students are invited to cook along with the instructor's demonstration.

Ingredients Needed:
- ½ c. butter 
- salt 
- 1 c. water 
- 1 c. flour 
- 4 large eggs 
- 3 Tbsp. sugar - divided 
- ½ tsp. grated lemon peel 
- ½ tsp. grated orange peel 
- 1 lb. ricotta cheese 
- 2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips 
- 1 Tbsp. candied orange peel, finely chopped 
- 1 jigger crème de cacao or any liquor preferred 

Equipment Needed:
- medium saucepan 
- greased sheet pan 
- tablespoon 
- teaspoon
- small sharp knife 
- medium mixing bowl 
- large mixing bowl 
- cooling rack  

This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 16 should be supervised by an adult.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

About the teacher:
MaryAnne Quatrano-Holleran was a classroom teacher for 34 years and she has put her teaching skills together with her love of cooking Italian (her heritage) food. She has taught a monthly Italian cooking class for 10 years, as well as in-home cooking classes. MaryAnne has also appeared on the FoodNetwork! Her skills and recipes have been passed down to her from her Nonna and she has also taken private cooking classes in Sorrento, Florence and Siena.

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