Pancake of mardis gras fried or baked

Pancake of mardis gras fried or baked

How did you spend the Carnival Sunday? I brought my daughter to the parade, but there was no way to dress her up. Se didn’t want the indian dress, I had to remove her nose painted by kitten and finally she wanted to remove the crown princesses ! ….. in short, she says that next year she’ll dress like a sword .. ahahahha, but that fairy and princess. Well she will be a little Joan of Arc!

Here is ready ready for Mardi Gras! a nice tray of baked and fried Crumpets!

The same preparation can go in the oven or fried as you prefer. Fried, however, are coveted!!!

Pancake of mardis gras fried or baked
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Pancake of mardis gras fried or baked, the cake that you can not miss at the carnival
Ricetta: Dessert
Cucina: Italian
  • 250 g of flour type 00 + 50 g for the pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g of sugar
  • 30 g of butter
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of liqueur (for me Marsala)
  • olive oil for frying
  • icing sugar to taste
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  1. Making the fountain with the flour sifted with baking powder already
  2. Add sugar, egg, butter in the center, liquor and milk.
  3. Mix and let stand for thirty minutes.
  4. Then take the machine for pasta and pull the dough up to No. 5. (or with a rolling pin)
  5. At this point, cut with washer rectangles and make a cut in the middle.
Baked version:
  1. Place half of the rectangles on a baking sheet and cook at 180 degrees for 10 minutes until they turn red a little bit.
  2. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Fried version:
  1. For the other half, well heat the oil in a frying pan and fry a couple of minutes, dip in granulated sugar immediately.

For my family I made all fried!!! mmm…. Good mardis gras to all!

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Cicerchiata of Abruzzo

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Here is  Carnival! Like every year it’s celebrated with pancakes or sweets, here I present the typical dessert that my grandmother made during Carnival, especially when there were so many people: The cicerchiata of Abruzzo. The Neapolitans Know this, for them it is called struffoli that they made on  Christmas, while the Abruzzi calls cicerchiata, balls like chickpeas ( cicerchie ) assembled with honey.

I enjoyed it so much hat all the family help me, even my baby that  funny making little balls , that’s a joy, every ball she was licking the whole hand … ahahahha that go well!

it’s nice because you can do various shapes, my grandmother often made donut and the recipe is easy because the grandmother’s recipes are all measured spoon, here cicerchiata of our family tradition:

Cicerchiata of Abruzzo
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Cicerchiata of Abruzzo, sweet typical of the Abruzzo region for carnival made ​​with Grandmather's recipe
Ricetta: Dessert
Cucina: Italian
The "law" says, for each egg one tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of olive oil and 100 g of flour type 00
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 200 g of flour type 00
  • oil for frying
  • 10-12 tablespoons of honey
  • tails dolorate
  • some almonds peeled
  1. In a large bowl , combine sugar, eggs and oil , add the flour and knead until it forms a smooth paste .
  2. Form as many balls as small chickpeas, also a tad bit less when you bake always swell a bit ' .
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and cook the balls until golden turning occasionally, ( about 5 minutes )
  4. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Meanwhile heat the honey in a pan,it is formed just ' froth , put the little balls and cook 5 - 10minutes in honey ,they should caramelize and absorb the honey.
  6. At this point take the mold that has' decided to use and wet. Put the balls to give the desired shape and make them dry. Sprinkle with colored tails and peeled almonds. Allow to cool and enjoy it
the flour is slightly back with the dose , depending on moisture ' , gfrandezza the egg , then adjust it a bit ' in theory should be 100 g per egg .

Next time I will opt for it in  cups colored portion, it is more convenient to serve and eat too.

Do not turn away from these screens tomorrow other pancakes!!! :):):)

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Friedcakes with chocolate drops

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Here they are again … then for a while ‘ I say enough , too many are bad !

This time I took an old recipe that my husband had put on the official website of, arranging it a little: Friedcakes with chocolate drops

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Friedcakes with chocolate drops
Fried cakes with chocolate drops, a special dessert for carnival
Ricetta: Dessert
Cucina: Italian
  • 300 g of flour type 00
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 50 g of butter
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 100 g of chocolate drops
  • oil for frying as much as necessary
  • half a bag of baking powder
  1. Heat the oil and bring it to temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and sugar, add the eggs, the melted butter, a tablespoon of rum and grated rind of 1 lemon.
  3. Then add the milk and mix until it forms a sticky dough.
  4. Joining finally the chocolate drops
  5. When the oil has come to temperature, take spoonfuls of the mixture and soak them in oil. In a short time will swell.
  6. Turn them when they are beautiful and colorful remove and drain on paper towels.
  7. Dip in granulated sugar while still hot.

Have a good week!

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