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Chiacchiere (Sweet Carnival Fritters)- Italian

Crunchy fried treats traditionally made during the Carnival season.
Ingredients
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Liqueur 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 Medium
  Yolk 1 Medium
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Peanut oil 300 Milliliter
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and knead until you mix everything, once done turn the mixture on a worktop which is lightly floured and continue to knead for 5-10 minutes or until your get smooth dough.
2. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest in room temperature for 30 minutes.

MAKING
3. Once the dough is ready divide it into 4 equal parts about 9 oz each and start to roll the dough one at a time, use the pasta machine to roll the dough into a thickness of 1/10 of an inch.
4. Starts cutting the chiacchiere, use a crimped or smooth roller make rectangles.To make the classic shape, cut two small lines into the centre like this.
5. In a large frying pan heat the oil and the temperature of the oil should be 340 -- maximum 350 degrees F, fry the chiacchere and sprinkle powdered sugar when it’s done.

SERVING
6. Serve the chiacchere along with your tea.

TIPS
When you pass the dough through the rollers, be sure that it doesn't break up and that holes don't form in the dough that's coming out. If this happens, knead the dough back into a ball and repeat until it comes out of the machine smooth and compact.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Fritter
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Drink: 
Liqueur
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Story
What's the dessert you think of when you think of Carnevale? Chiacchiere! Cenci, gallani, crostole, frappe, these are some of the names this sweet is called in the different regions of Italy.
Subtitle: 
Sweet Carnival Fritters

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