St. Joseph’s Day Sfinci


St. Joseph’s Day is about thanksgiving and abundance, but for many of us, the sfinci or spinci are the highlight of the feast. Sfinci are sponge-like (The name probably originates from the ancient Greek word for sponge.), fried cream puffs served hot with a dusting of cinnamon, confectioner’s sugar, and honey… or like these pictured, cold and open-faced with a smear of ricotta-cannoli cream and decorated with candied orange and a cherry.

Depending on who makes it or from where it comes, sfinci have different appearances and different ingredients. In Naples, for example, they are even called something different: zeppoli; and in Rome, Bignè di San Giuseppe. Learn more about St. Joseph’s Day on The Inquisitive Eater at 

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