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CHIACCHIERE DI CARNEVALE | Italian Fried Cookies

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Chiacchiere di Carnevale

Chiacchiere (also called Crostoli or Frappe) are Italian fried cookies known as Angel Wings thanks to their ribbon-like shape. These crispy strips of deep fried pasta dough are so light; you will find it hard to stop at one! Sprinkled with powdered sugar, chiacchiere (crostoli) are traditionally enjoyed for Carnevale, a celebration held before lent – but in my opinion, they should be relished all year around!

Watch the Chiacchiere (Crostoli) video recipe:

NONNA’S CROSTOLI RECIPE | Italian Fried Cookies | Chiacchiere di Carnevale (Mardi Gras Recipe)

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Ingredients:

  • 500g – 16 oz Plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ glass sunflower oil
  • 1-1 ½ glasses of white wine
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Utensils:

  • Pasta machine
  • 1 x chopping board (or breakfast bench to knead the dough)
  • 1 x large bowl
  • 1 x small-medium size deep saucepan (for frying)
  • 1 x fork
  • 1 x ravioli cutter
  • 1 x slotted kitchen turner

Cooking Method:

  1. To make your chiacchiere di carnevale (crostoli), pour 500g plain flour on to a board or breakfast bench.
  2. Make a well in the centre using your hands.
  3. Pour an egg yolk (only) into the well and mix using a fork.
  4. Add ½ glass of sunflower oil.
  5. Sprinkle in a pinch of sugar and then a pinch of salt, and mix well.
  6. Add up to 1 glass of white wine and begin to combine all of the ingredients using your hands.
  7. Slowly but surely knead the chiacchiere dough for at least 6-8 minutes or until it forms into a ball and has a soft, smooth consistency.
  8. If you are finding the dough dry and hard, add some more white wine.
  9. Once the ball of chiacchiere dough has formed, pat it down and leave it to rest underneath a large bowl so that no air gets inside.
  10. Clean up your board and add some plain flour on top so to help you work your dough into the shape you need.
  11. Remove the large bowl from covering the dough and cut a small piece from the end of the dough to start making the individual chiacchiere.
  12. Preparing your pasta machine on a thicker setting, run the dough through it between 3-4 times. Then gradually work your way down the settings, as the dough becomes thinner, until you have a strip of dough and it is thin (but not too thin!) and smooth.
  13. Sprinkle some flour onto your board and pass the strip lightly through it on both sides.
  14. Using the ravioli cutter, slice small rectangular strips and then pinch it in the middle using two fingers to create “bow” shaped chiacchiere.
  15. Heat up a good portion of olive oil in a small, deep pot.
  16. Add several chiacchiere (crostoli) into the pot and fry them for less than a minute.
  17. Turn each crostoli over using a slotted kitchen turner to make sure it has cooked through and once they have slightly browned in colour, transfer them onto a plate with paper towels.
  18. Let the towels absorb the oil.

How to serve:

Transfer the chiacchiere to a serving plate and dust with icing sugar – you can enjoy them with or without but I say the sweeter the better!

Italian Fried Cookies Chiacchiere di Carnevale (Mardi Gras Recipe)

chiacchiere di carnevale

VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: An alternate way to serve them is with cinnamon sprinkled on top…YUM!

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Enjoy these delicious chiacchiere (crostoli) alongside a nice glass of nonna’s Limoncello:

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