Italian sweet castagnole

Italian sweet castagnole. Castagnole are definitely a typical Italian fried dessert, it is also a very good dessert for children and adults.

In Italy during the carnival period are never missing! They are the favorite snack during these holidays!

Castagnole can be filled with pastry cream, or with ricotta cream, in short you can exaggerate with this dessert without worrying about calories.

You’ll find many variations of fluffy fried dough balls.

Italian sweet castagnole

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  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Cooking time3 Minutes
  • Cooking methodFrying
  • CuisineItalian

Ingredients Italian sweet castagnole

13/4 cup flour (200 g)
1 teaspoon baking powder (5 g)
1/4 cup caster sugar (60 g)
2 ounces unsalted butter (55 g)
2 eggs
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon lemon (grated skin)
peanuts Oil
caster sugar


Steps Italian sweet castagnole

In a large bowl place the sifted flour with the teaspoon of baking powder, salt and sugar, mix the ingredients, and add the grated peel.

Combine the eggs at room temperature, stir, then add the semi-melted butter I recommend not hot.

Amalgamate the ingredients, place the mixture on a pastry board and knead until a smooth ball is obtained.

Place on the fire a pan with oil, to bring it to temperature (338° F

170° C ).

Now with the dough create some round balls of about 3 cm.

As soon as the oil reaches temperature, add the balls not many at a time, otherwise they will stick together, keep turning the ball with a skimmer to cook evenly. Cook about 3 minutes.

Still with the skimmer remove the castagnole and let them cool on absorbent paper, pass the balls still hot in the caster sugar.

Allow to cool completely and serve!

Although immensely popular during Carnival time in Italy, I make these Italian pancakes often because they are good and simple to make!

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