Category: carnevale – Cooking with Manuela: Chiacchere di Carnevale

Crispy and sugar covered, Italian Carnival fried pastries   Let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with one of Italy’s most favorite Carnival treats: paper-thin dough, fried until perfectly golden and crispy and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  These delicious treats are found all over Italy with very different names. They are called galani (in Venezia), crostoli, chiacchiere, cenci, – Cooking with Manuela: Castagnole with Ricotta

 Perfectly round, sugar-covered ricotta dough fried to golden perfection Have you ever heard or tasted castagnole before?!? These might look like your classic doughnut  holes, but oh no! Castagnole are one of the many treats that Italians traditionally make during this time of the year to celebrate il Carnevale. You would find these in bakeries

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