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Signs of spring: It's Zeppole time!!!

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maisonbistro Mar 3, 2009 08:49 AM

Just saw the sign in the window at Molisana. Woohoooo, my favourite time of the year!

  1. mainsqueeze Mar 11, 2009 07:45 AM

    Does anyone know if they have zeppole at Patisserie Roma?

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      finefoodie55 Mar 11, 2009 08:08 AM

      Yes they do

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        mainsqueeze Mar 11, 2009 08:11 AM

        Cheers. Have you tried them? Are they good?

        I've never had a zeppole. Where's the best one?

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          finefoodie55 Mar 11, 2009 09:05 AM

          My favorites are Roma on BSL and Alati Caserta on Dante.They have a big volumn being in Little Italy which always means fresher you don't want a Zeppole that has been on a counter for a half day

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      Joel_L Mar 9, 2009 07:58 PM

      Today I tried the zeppole at boulangerie Clark (29, rue Saint-Viateur Ouest). I'm no expert, in fact this is my first zeppole ever, but I really enjoyed it. Basically a large profiterole with ricotta filling. The pastry was as described: tough but light. Thin, but doesn't fall apart like a flaky pastry would. This allows for maximum cream stuffing, and boy was there a lot of it.

      I'm getting more tomorrow... :-x

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        bopuc Mar 10, 2009 01:26 PM

        I am having one of these right now. *very happy* :)

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          bigfellow Mar 11, 2009 07:27 AM

          I went and bought a bunch for my kitchen staff as a treat. They had never heard of zeppole's. Very enjoyable.
          Thanks for the heads up.

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          finefoodie55 Mar 9, 2009 09:14 AM

          Went by Alati Caserta ( 277 Dante ) on my way to JTM they have both traditional and new style cone variety in both cream and ricotta.They were delicious I think even better than Roma on St Laurent Blvd.While there they have great Canoli's and Walnut cake.This is a traditional Italian Patisserie that is family run and proud of there products.

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            moh Mar 8, 2009 06:52 PM

            Eeep! Have I missed the zeppole? I was going to go out this weekend for them, but I completely forgot! I will try to go out next week for them...

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              maisonbistro Mar 9, 2009 06:32 AM

              No no no, relax- at Molisana they start the 12th or 13th - so plenty of time for your zeppole sampling mission.

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                moh Mar 10, 2009 03:11 AM

                Phew! Would hate to miss my yearly calorie load. Thanks Maisonbistro!

            2. MikeyMadness Mar 4, 2009 05:36 PM

              I plead ignorance... What is/are Zeppole? I know I could look it up but I find I learn so much from board members here that I tend to believe what I read here more than from the rest of the grandiose Interweb.

              I'm still trying to find ludlab too!

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                carswell Mar 4, 2009 06:01 PM

                See the thread about last year's virtual and actual zeppole crawl. Includes pics and links to other sites. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/496131

                Good luck with the ludlab. I suspect it's a lost cause. <sob>

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                  bopuc Mar 4, 2009 06:06 PM

                  You can pretty much trust wikipedia eh, at least for basics. :)
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppole

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                  Arktik Mar 4, 2009 07:38 AM

                  Exciting indeed!

                  I just bought some on Upper Lachine Road yesterday. $3/each mind you.

                  The sign at Molisana is a great reminder (to go somewhere else to buy Zeppole...theirs are soooo gross -oily and taste like they are filled with sweet lard)

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