St. Joseph’s Pastry

For many, what they associate most with Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) is the sweet sfince di San Giuseppe. Sfinci are fried cream puffs served hot with a dusting of cinnamon, confectioner’s sugar, and honey, or, like those pictured, cold and open-faced with a smear of sweet ricotta cream and decorated with candied orange and…

Beloved Sfinci di San Giuseppe

Probably the most famous food associated with Saint Joseph’s Day, which is March 19, are Sfinci di San Giuseppe. I photographed these in Sicily–not an easy item to find if they aren’t “in season.” Sfinci are fried cream puffs, served hot with a dusting of cinnamon, confectioner’s sugar, and honey, or cold and open-faced with…

Let’s Talk about Sfinci

Saint Joseph’s Day, which is on March 19, is a complex feast day with many traditions based upon the concept of thanksgiving. You can read my detailed article about it on The Inquisitive Eater at http://ow.ly/uuAuT. But let’s cut to the chase: we all really want to know about dessert, right? That’s where sfince di…

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,…