I have had the pleasure of enjoying every single sweet treat on this blog. Spent a month in Italy. Yummy….
Today is martedì grasso and we celebrate the last day of carnevale by eating good and sweet traditional carnival food. Here are the recipes for a couple of very popular sweet treats that we make for the carnival. Depending on the region, they might have a different name but the flavor is the same everywhere you go: sweet and yummy!!!
Here the recipes for the castagnole (also called favette) and frappe (chiacchiere, bugie, fiocchi, cenci etc etc..).
- 2.5 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbs lemon zest
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- 6 tsp limoncello, grappa, white wine or other liquors (you can also put less alcohol and just add some water or use milk instead of the liquor)
- vegetables oil to fry
- confectioners sugar
Put the flour onto a flat work surface. Make a hole in the center and add eggs, sugar, oil, lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Start…
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