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Tortelli di San Giuseppe
Tortelli di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph 's Day sweet fritters, with cornmeal)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: St. Joseph's Feast Day
Contributed by: Nina

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2 cups flour
2 teaspoons Magic baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (fine) cornmeal
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

Vegetable oil for deep frying

For dusting
about 1/4 cup icing sugar


o Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cornmeal.

o Beat the egg. Add the milk to the beaten egg. Mix well.

o Incorporate wet ingredients with the dry ones. Mix until the batter is smooth.

o Heat the oil.

o Take about a tablespoon of the batter and drop into the hot oil. Repeat, until there are a few in the pan. Cook until golden brown, turning the fritters over so that they are even in color.

o Drain on paper towels.

o Keep in fridge until needed.

o Dust with icing sugar before serving.


Photo: Mary Melfi.

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