There are many recipes that can be found for St. Joseph's Sfinge, but I have decided to try the one suggested in my most treasured liturgical year cookbook, Cooking for Christ: The liturgical year in the kitchen, by Florence Berger.
She suggests for mothers to: "Let the children help with the cream puffs. Nothing is quite so dramatic in the oven. I was always timid about trying anything so fancy, but they are really not difficult."
It sounds like fun! I am looking forward to making these with my children in honor of this great saint.
St. Joseph Sfinge (Cream Puffs)
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 pound butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel Filling
- 1 pound cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated chocolate
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Sugar to taste
- 18 maraschino cherries
- 1/2 cup glazed orange peel
This recipe makes about 18 cream puffs. Pin It