Chiacchiere-Italian Carnival Fritters

Chiacchiere is a fried Italian dessert made around Carnevale. They are light and crunchy and topped with powdered sugar – so delicious

Think of chicory as fried sweet pasta dough. That's right—the recipe and process for making chicory and pasta dough are very similar

You also use a pasta roller to roll out the dough into a thin consistency, just like you would with pasta

Ingredients for Chiacchiere-Italian Carnival Fritters – 3 large eggs – 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature – 2 tablespoons grappa – 2 tsp vanilla extract – pinch of salt – juice of one medium orange about 50 ml freshly squeezed orange juice – 2 tbsp orange peel – 500 grams all purpose flour (about 3.5 cups) – 700 ml groundnut oil or sunflower oil for frying – powdered sugar for dusting

Servings - 50, Preparation time - 1 hour, Cooking time - 1 hour, Calories - 74 kcal

Chiacchiere has lovely hints of orange flavor from the orange zest and juice, and they're topped with powdered sugar at the end—simply delicious

This is a traditional Italian recipe. If you like traditional Italian desserts, this is a great recipe to try

frequently Asked question – What sweets are eaten at Carnevale? – Most of the sweets found in Carnevale are fried. In addition to chiacchiere, other sweets such as frittelle, struffoli, migliaccio, and castagnole are popular. – Why are fried foods popular at Carnevale? – Fried foods, especially desserts, are popular at Carnevale because the tradition began hundreds of years ago when people did not have ovens

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