Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

My Tablescape Thursday a birthday pastry recipe for my dad and the feast of St. Joseph and a Pottery Barn tablescape.
Zeppole Di San Guiseppe
1/2 cup butter dash salt 4 eggs beaten
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of orange rind
1/2 teaspoon of lemon rind
1 quart of vegetable oil

Combine butter, salt, and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. add flour all at one time and mix well until dough leaves the sides of the saucepan. Remove from stove and cool a little. Using electric mixer and dough hook, add eggs one at a time mixing well with each addition. add sugar, orange peel, lemon peel and mix thoroughly.
Should look like this:

Heat oil in a large pot so dough can move around as show above. Oil is ready when dough dropped in rises to the top of the saucepan. Drop by tablespoonfuls into heated oil. Dough will start to pop and turn around on its own. (this is how you know the dough is right). When dough floats and turns and is golden brown remove and drain. Continue this until all dough is used. Use your favorite pudding to fill with and generously sprinkle with powdered sugar as the dough is not sweet. Enjoy!

I saw this tablescape at Pottery Barn and just had to share it with you. That dinnerware is so light and bright and the colors are so vibrant. I just loved it!
To also confess I just lost track of time because I made a pastry for St. Joseph's day 3/19/09. I will share this recipe with you above. It is so yummy!

Be sure to visit our host Between Naps on the Porch for more exciting tablescapes.

Thank you for visiting! Have a fabulous day.
Expressively Sofia


  1. Yummy! The tablescape from Pottery barn is really pretty, love the colors!...Christine

  2. Adore Zeppoles and Pottery Barn, love that tablescape. Kathy

  3. I have never had a have my intrigued!! :-)

  4.'s late and I see a misspelling...yikes! It was supposed to say, you have ME intrigued! I hope one day I can eat these for real at your kitchen table Sofia!

    I took photos tonight of the windows and will e-mail them to you tomorrow...can't wait to see your ideas for window treatments! Yippee! :-)

  5. The treats look yummy! Love the Pottery Barn Orange! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

  6. The food looks great! I really love the orange Pottery Barn! Have a great day!

  7. Got to try that recipe, and the tablescape you found is lovely! Deb

  8. The tablescape is sunny and fresh, thanks for sharing! The recipe sounds delish, I will have to try it.

  9. I love the colors in the Pottery Barn 'scape.
    I am really "into" orange lately.

  10. I love the colors. It is not very common.

  11. The food looks delish...and you can't beat Pottery Barn....they know how to do things right! Linda

  12. Great looking Pottery Barn vignette. And you know how to MAKE zeppole? My husband will WALK to your kitchen on his knees.... He only gets to eat zeppole once a year at our town's carnival, and I am sure yours are much better than those! I dare not show him your post, or he might get the idea that I could make zeppole, too. Dangerous! thanks for sharing... Cass

  13. Wow, gorgeous pics. The zeppole looks just delicious! I've never heard of that.


  14. The Pottery Barn tablescape is just stunning and I love the menu. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  15. Agreed, the Pottery Barn tablescape is really pretty :-)

    I'd love to try your zeppole recipe, but I don't trust myself around a pot of hot oil!! Sounds good, though :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies