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It’s almost Carnevale! Italian carnival is a very colorful and tasteful period and in this post

I’ll teach you how to cook an Italian Carnival sweet recipe: Le chiacchiere!

Carnival is the period that leads up to Lent and in the past people used to wear masks to drive away the spirits, make sacrifices,  inverting social roles, so landowners were transformed into slaves and vice versa during the entire duration of the festival. With the time, Carnival became a period during which people used  to eat and party in excess prior to Lent and for this reason, many foods prepared during the Carnival period are sweets and especially fritters.

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Italian Chiacchiere


Let’s see the Ingredients!

  • 1 lb  flour
  • 1 ½ oz  sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ oz butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Grappa
  • 1 pinch salt
  • oz baking soda
  • vanilla powder 
  • frying oil, as needed

  • 1 tablespoon  sugar



Pour the flour onto a work surface. Make a hole in the center and add the other ingredients in the center, except for the milk. Slowly add the milk as you begin to make the dough.

Knead the dough until it is smooth, then cover in plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.

Then, you have to divide the dough into some pieces and roll out the dough until 1/10 inch using a pasta machine or your hands. After this you can use a knife  to cut out diamonds or shapes you prefer.

Fry the strips in boiling oil. The strips should be submerged in the oil from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once golden, you can remove the fritters using a slotted spoon and place them on parchment paper.

Dust the fritters with powdered sugar. The chiacchiere can be served immediately or stored for a couple of days.



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