Category: carnival – 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 – Cooking with Manuela: Italian Zeppole with Ricotta

Let’s celebrate the last day of Carnival with these soft and perfectly sweet Italian fried doughnuts made with ricotta cheese and infused with hint of orange aroma Just in time for Mardi Gras! I present you with these Italian zeppole – golden and delicate doughnuts made with ricotta cheese and a dash of orange zest. This – Cooking with Manuela: Classic Italian Frittelle

Get ready for this year Carnival celebration  with these irresistible soft fried dough bursting with sweet raisins  I know you want it.And I bet when you try this recipe, you can’t eat only ONE! These frittelle are simply irresistible. Soft on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. Sweetened with flavorful raisins and orange zest. Fried to

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