Venetian Frittelle

Venetian FrittelleIf you are in town during Venetian Carnival you can't miss the exquisite typical Carnival specialty: the venetian frittella!

In the Serenissima times frittelle were produced and sold by the “fritoleri”.
Today every coffee and pastry shops turn out freshly home made frittelle, traditional sweets which are the symbol of the Venetian Carnival...
Venetian frittelle are easy to prepare ...and delicious to taste!
Here's our traditional recipe to make your own traditional sweets...
Recipe for Venetian Frittelle

Ingredients for 4 people:

12 g of beer yeast
200 g of flour
40 g of raisans
40 g of pinoli nuts
40 g di candied fruits
ca. 350 g of seed oil
40 g of sugar
16 g of icing sugar
ca. 0,5  of grappa or rum


Dissolve yeast with a little warm water and sugar.  Add grappa and then flour adding water when needed.  Mix well until there are no air bubbles on the surface.  Cover and leave to rise in a warm place.  When the mix has doubled in size, add raisans, candied fruits and pinoli.  Heat oil and cook draining each doughnut on paper towels.  Arrange in a pyramid form and sprinkle with icing sugar.  Serve hot.


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