Castagnole For Carnivale (Frittelle)

Castagnole For Carnivale  

Frittelle recipe

Yield: Makes 30
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Some of the fried sweets most popular across Italy during Carnivale are frittelle, cenci, chiacchiere and these little fried balls of dough called Castagnole.


8 Ounces All-purpose Flour
2 Ounces Melted Butter
2 Whole Eggs
4 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Amaretto
Oil For Frying
For Serving:
Powdered Sugar


Mix together the flour, butter, eggs, sugar and liqueur until blended.
Heat up the oil in a heavy saucepan to 350 degrees F.
Take a small spoonful of the dough (size of a large olive or 1 1/2 inches) and gently roll into a ball and drop into the hot oil.
Fry until golden brown on all sides and then remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined tray to remove any excess oil.
Dust liberly with powdered sugar and serve warm.