Today is the feast of Saint Joseph, and there are lots of good pieces around, discussing the great husband of Mary and step-father of Jesus. There are a lot of Joseph’s in New York. In our family we have Joe, Joseph, Joey, and so forth, and they’re all gleefully awaiting supper, so they can enjoy Sfingi (pronounced sfINgy) for dessert!
Basically, a Sfingi Di San Giuseppe is like a cannoli, but instead of a tubal cookie, the ricotta creme (or custard if you prefer) is served in a pâte à choux, or creampuff. I could never master pâte à choux dough but my brother S used to whip these up with some ease!
Here is a very good recipe! Warning: they are very delicious but very rich and very filling. You can easily share this dessert with someone else!