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Is there a difference between zeppole's and beignets?

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

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  1. 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

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

      2. 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

          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

            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...)

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