This fried dessert is served in Italy only at one time during the year: the carnival.
During carnivals month, an Italy-wide famous dessert is prepared and it’s the carnival Frittelle
A deep-fried strip of dough made with a few ingredients and topped with sugar, chocolate or cinnamon.
The ingredients to prepare this recipe are:
400 gr. White Flour
60 gr. Butter
60 gr. Sugar
20 gr. Vodka
30 gr. Vegetable Seeds Oil
10 gr. Baking Powder
Vegetable Seeds Oil for deep-frying
To prepare this dessert, these are the steps to follow:
Pour the white flour and the sugar in the kneader, and start to mix them up.
Add the baking powder, then the vanilla.
Pour 30 gr. Of vegetable seeds oil in the mix, then add the vodka.
Now add the eggs and the butter, and mix until you start to get a smooth dough.
If the dough is still too hard, add 2 tbsp of water.
Wrap the Frittella dough in the cling film, and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
Now let’s move to the second part of the recipe.
Let’s start by pouring 600 gr. Of vegetable seeds oil into a large sized pan or pot.
Then take the Frittella dough and start to roll it out to form a 5mm thick layer.
Using a knife, cut out long strips from, 2*6cm are the standard measure in Italy for this dessert.
Shake the excess flour off the strips, and deep fry them in the vegetable seeds oil we warmed up earlier.
Cook until they turn golden, and after they are out of the oil, dab them with a paper tissue, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Melt the chocolate over low heat.
Drip the chocolate all over the cooked Frittelle.
Serve still hot.
They can be stored for 5 to 7 days, and they don’t need to get warmed up again. Just like cookies.
Frittelle di Carnevale - Video recipe
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