frittelle

Carnival is coming… and at Borgo Antico Restaurant’s we are ready to cook… “frittelle”!
One of the typical Italian Carnival dessert, the “frittelle” are sweet fritters, delicious but easy to prepare on your own.

If you want to cook the perfect frittella, this is our chef’s secret recipe:

Ingredients:
400g/16oz flour
3 eggs
1 cup fresh milk
6 tablespoons sugar
½ glass of grappa
1 lemon
300g/12oz raisins or diced apples
20g/1oz fresh yeast
1 pinch of salt
3 liters of vegetable oil (we recommend peanut oil)

Preparation:
Put the raisins in a bowl with water for about 15 minutes. Sift the flour. Combine in a large bowl 3 eggs, milk, sugar, a pinch of salt, lemon zest and raisins previously squeezed (or diced apples). Stir and add the yeast mixture and the glass of grappa. Let the dough leaven for about 20 minutes.
Add enough oil to heavy large saucepan to reach depth of 2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer and heat oil to 375°F. Working in batches, add 1 heaping teaspoonful batter to oil for each fritter. Fry until golden and tripled in size. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fritters to paper towels to drain. Mound fritters on serving platter and dust with powdered sugar. And enjoy a sweet Carnival!

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