Small Group Workshop: Zeppole! Italian Doughnuts with Maria Capdevielle

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Small Group Workshop: Zeppole! Italian Doughnuts with Maria Capdevielle

Guest chef Maria Capdevielle is here to transport you to Italy with delicious seasonal Italian doughnuts.

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

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If you find yourself in Italy in mid-March, you'll see that every bakery has their own Zeppole di San Giuseppe proudly displayed. Made specially for Saint Joseph's Day, which is also Italian Father's Day, this elegant pastry is within reach of every home cook—no cross-Atlantic flight required. Guest chef Maria Capdevielle is back to teach you this seasonal specialty. Composed of a slightly sweet choux pastry dough, zeppole can be baked or fried—it’s up to you. Either way, you'll learn how to achieve choux pastry's characteristic bouncy texture and how to pipe our your pastries like a pro. Once cooked, they're filled with a pastry cream, a.k.a the deliciously rich and creamy custard that lends itself to everything from sweet éclairs to savory soufflés and plenty in between. You'll learn how to flavor your pastry cream according to your preference, whether that's with tart lemon and amarena cherries or rich pistachio and chocolate. Finished with a dusting of powdered sugar, these pastries are a treat to look at—and an even better treat to eat and serve.

About Maria: Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of "The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil," a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and. She also teaches classes in the SF Bay Area and consults for small restaurants and wineries and help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

Our small-group Workshops are capped at just 25 attendees and are distinct from our livestream Classes. As such, they are NOT included with Insider membership.

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Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation email that contains the Zoom meeting log-in information. One week prior to the class (or within 48 hours, if you register less than one week in advance), you will receive instructions on how to prepare ingredients and equipment in order to cook along with us.

After class, you will receive a recording of the event, as well as a packet with recipes and resources that we discuss during the event. If you have any questions about this class, please don't hesitate to get in touch via

This event has limited spots, and you must register in advance via Eventbrite. One sign-up covers one device. Closed Captioning is available for this event.

Payments for Milk Street livestream workshops are non-refundable. If you find yourself unable to attend, you may transfer the ticket to someone else, but we are unable to refund fees and all payments are final.

Proceeds from live stream cooking classes and workshops support Milk Street's non-profit work with The Big Sisters Association of Great Boston, The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, and other partners.

Bonus: All attendees of this class will receive a one-time 15% off coupon to the Milk Street Store after class.