The recipe for Carnival chiacchiere is simple and delicious: let’s see how to prepare the most loved dessert of this merry party!
Chiacchiere are a dessert known in many parts of the world, albeit with very different names, such as angel wings. Light and crumbly, they are also called frappe or bugie and – above all – they really are easy to prepare. What you have to do is mix all the ingredients, let the dough rise, roll it out into a thin sheet and then, with the help of a toothed wheel, cut them out according to the classic shape.
The carnival lies are then fried in sunflower oil or peanut oil, sprinkled with icing sugar and the game is done. Let’s see together how to prepare the most popular of Carnival recipes, for a slap-up revelry menu!
Preparation of the Carnival chiacchiere
First of all, beat the eggs in a bowl and keep them aside.
Inside a second bowl (or the planetarium), mix the butter at room temperature with the sugar, then add the salt, the sifted flour, the lemon zest, the liqueur and a pinch of baking powder.
After having worked the mixture a little, add the beaten eggs and knead again until you get an elastic dough.
Fate rest the dough for about a quarter of an hour / half an hour so that it can rise, after which you will roll it out with a rolling pin.
With the help of a pasta machine, obtain a very thin sheet, which you will close in a wallet, and then roll it out again (this operation will be repeated 2 times).
Roll it out one last time, not exceeding the thickness of a couple of millimeters. Advice: it must be very thin, when you think it’s enough…thin a little more!
Cut out the chiacchiere from the pastry, using a notched wheel (the one for ravioli) and don’t forget the classic two cuts in the center.
At this point, dip them in a saucepan of oil at 170°C/180°C and fry one or two at a time so as not to lower the temperature of the liquid.
Absorb the excess oil with fried paper or absorbent paper, and then, when the chiacchiere have cooled down, sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve your Carnival chiacchiere.
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Advice and conservation
Now that you know by heart how fried Carnival chatter is made, it’s good to know that we recommend keeping it in a paper bag (not in the fridge!) for a couple of days at most.
If you wish, you can add a little orange zest to the dough to make them more aromatic. Obviously, you can give them the shape you prefer even if we have chosen the simplest to make.
If you liked the recipe for chiacchiere, find out preparation video.
Finally, we suggest another delicious Carnival recipe: pancakes!
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