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Is there a difference between zeppole's and beignets?

marlie202 Feb 26, 2007 08:56 AM

Please let me know...I love them both-one a Cajun recipe and the other an Italian recipe??differences????

  1. hotoynoodle Feb 26, 2007 10:24 AM

    zeppole is one, zeppoli is the plural. they are chewier and denser then beignets. more like fried dough. beignets are lighter and made with yeast.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      jwrezz May 12, 2011 05:27 AM

      Zeppola is singular. Zeppole is plural. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppole

      1. re: jwrezz
        hotoynoodle May 12, 2011 02:07 PM

        only in wiki land.

      2. re: hotoynoodle
        DeppityDawg May 12, 2011 02:40 PM

        Mmm hmm just like "one linguine, two linguini".

        1. re: DeppityDawg
          hotoynoodle May 12, 2011 02:52 PM

          three cannoli, four. ;)

      3. Karl S Feb 26, 2007 02:00 PM

        And zeppoli are made for San Giuseppe (St Joseph's) Day, March 19, as he is a patron of Italy. Some zeppoli are filled, too.

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        1. re: Karl S
          Cheese Boy Feb 26, 2007 08:15 PM

          Zeppole and Sfinge. Some are custard filled, some are cannoli-cream filled. In NYC's Italian neighborhood bakeries, the pastries we're speaking of [sometimes] resemble these: http://academianovibelgii.org/coqdomm...

          1. re: Karl S
            italia84 May 12, 2011 07:17 AM

            yeah, but they're totally different than the zeppole you get at a pizzeria. St. Joseph's Pastries are more like a cream puff consistency, not fried dough. The filling is either custard or cannoli cream (zeppole and sfinge; I always forget which is which...)

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            nooyawka May 14, 2011 05:32 PM

            Yeah, yo, I dunno bout no bay-nets, but zeppole's what I can't get no more in nyc. Fuhgeddabouddit!

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