Pistachio Cream-Filled Castagnole

Pistachio Castagnole is a famous Italian dessert traditionally served at Carnevale

Traditional castagnoles are described as having a chestnut-like shape—indeed, that's how they get their name

Due to their soft yet crunchy texture they are a fan favorite among Italians, especially during Carnival time

Ingredients for Pistachio Cream-Filled Castagnole – 1 1/2 cups (225 grams) flour – 2 large eggs – 3 tablespoons butter – 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus more for dusting – juice of a lemon – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon rum – pinch of salt – 2 tsp baking powder – 500-700 ml groundnut oil or sunflower oil for frying – 1/2 cup pistachio cream

Servings - 20, Preparation time - 30 mins, Cooking time - 15 mins, Calories - 142 kcal

Fried sweet dough balls are usually fried and then wrapped in sugar while they are still hot

What makes this Castagnole recipe special is that the dough balls are filled with pistachio cream

A delicious treat to make around Carnevale time or as a fun dessert any time of year

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