Chiacchiere di Carnevale * * * (Sweet Carnival fritters)

Ingredients for the dough:

          • 250 gr (8,80 oz) all purpose flour
          • 1 egg
          • 25 gr  (0,88 oz) butter
          • 50 gr (1,7 oz) milk
          • 20 gr (0,70 oz) sugar
          • 1 lemon zest
          • 1 pinch of salt
          • 2 gr  (0,07 oz) baking powder
          • 1 glass grappa
          • oil for deep frying
          • confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

farina 00  uovo rotto  burro  latte bicchiere  zucchero  lemon zest  sale  lievito   grappa    olio di semi di girasole  zucchero-a-velo

Put the flour on a work surface and  mix the egg, butter, sugar and salt, then grappa, lemon zest and baking powder until a soft dough forms. shape the dough into a call, wrap it with plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

impasto frolla  impasto crostata

Roll the dough ball into a 12-inch diameter round and remember that the dought has to be almost transparent and very thin.

stendere pasta con mattarello  taglio chiacchiere

Using a fluted pastry cutter, trim the edges and form a square shape, the again cut the dough into 1-inch stripes, then cut each strip crosswise. Repeat with the remaining sough stripes.

chiacchiere crude gtagliate

Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat to 375 degrees F and fry the pastries until they puff and become golden, turning once, for a couple of minutes. Using tongs, transfer the pastries to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain the excess oil.

friggere chiacchiere

Finally, while still hot, dust the pastries generously with confectioners’ sugar and serve.

spolverare chiacchiere

Buon appetito!