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Catholic Recipe: St. Joseph's Cream Puffs III


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • whipped cream


Yield: 18 puffs

Prep Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Italy


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Also Called: Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Here is another version of the Sfinge or Cream Puffs for the feast of St. Joseph. This recipe is a must for the St. Joseph Altar or Table.


Combine water, butter, sugar, salt in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Add flour. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time; beat vigorously after each egg is added. Add grated rinds; mix thoroughly until mixture is smooth. Drop by tablespoon 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 450°. Bake 25 minutes at 350°. Cool completely. Cut slit in side. Fill with whipped cream.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965