We have a weakness for the sweet treat called Zeppola (AKA Zeppole di San Giuseppe) that appears for a brief spotlight appearance in time for March 19th, Saint Joseph Day.
Our all time favorite is found at Modern Pastry in the North End.
Last year a friend took Penny to Antoine's Pastry Shop in Newton. There she found a Zeppole more like the ones we used to buy by the dozen in Rhode Island.
Here's a freshly-filled example from Maria's Pastry Shop in the North End.
These pastries differ from pastry chef to pastry chef. Just take a look at some of these images.
While a few bakeries may keep these around until Easter, some places will only make them until the 19th, so get out there this weekend and find your favorite!
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2010-2016 Penny & Ed Cherubino