Don't know where to score your zeppole? Try these 10 Rhode Island bakeries

Mar 17, 2023 255

BY: Gail Ciampa

March 19 in Rhode Island is all about zeppole, a pastry some say is in the shape of St. Joseph’s hammer. It's his feast day that is celebrated this week. It used to be that zeppole could only be had on the one day. But no more as they are a seasonal treat.

Zeppole resemble a cream puff that’s been flattened, filled with cream and topped with more cream and a cherry. Traditional ones are filled with pastry cream. Others are made with ricotta cheese, chocolate cream or whipped cream and fruit. The feast’s close proximity to St. Patrick’s Day has given rise to the epic Irish cream zeppole.

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