domenica 27 gennaio 2013

le castagnole di carnevale

Typical fried sweets in the period of carnival, the Italian Castagnole are made of a dough, then fried and made rolled on caster sugar. For the very greedies they are often stuffed with cream, ricotta or chocolate. Here is the recipe. 

420 g flour
20 g brewer's yest
100 g warm water
3 yolks
80 g warm melted butter 
70 g caster sugar
1 vanilla bean

How to make:
Mix 200 g of flour with the salt and the yeast dissolved in warm water. Knead until you obtain a soft batter, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 40 minutes or more. Then add the remaining flour (220 g), the egg yolks, butter, sugar and vanilla seeds.  Mix with an electric whisk or by hand until the mixture is elastic. Let rise until doubled (for about 40'). Knead again the dough adding, if needed, a little flour until it will be not sticky anymore. Form a ball, cover with a cloth and let rise for 20 minutes. Deflate the dough on the work surface and form some loaves, cut into small pieces and fry them in hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper and roll them on sugar. Here I stuffed the castagnole with ricotta cream and ganache.

...and if you are health-conscious, please enjoy these baked donuts!!!

1 commento:

  1. Le castagnole ripiene le adora e poi con quella crema!!!! ottime anche le iambelle al forno, Tutto così buono!!!! Ciao.


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