It's zeppole time

Posted: March 13, 2008

If you can't hold on until the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19), Termini Bros. in South Philly is frying up zeppole all month long. They're not quite donuts; and not quite like the Sicilian originals (which were topped with cream and a cherry). At Termini's the zeppole's soft egg dough is twice fried to give it a crisp crust, then filled with a vanilla custard or ricotta cream. The dusting of powdered sugar still has a signature touch of cinnamon, as it has for the last 87 years.

Zeppole, $4 apiece, Termini Bros., 1523 S. 8th St., 215-334-1816, www.termini.com (and locations at the Reading Terminal Market, at Packer Park on Packer Avenue, and Williamstown, N.J.)

- Rick Nichols

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