To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle


It has been rainy for the last few days, so unfortunate for carnival weekend.

We made traditional Italian carnival fritelle last evening at home and I covered them in white icing and colorful confetti. They made me wish I still had little children around… I used a non stick dough maker that mum gave me some time ago but really these should be fried… that’s what Fat Tuesday’s all about ! !


You will need:

4 cups flour
1 ¼ cups of milk
½ cup of sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
1 small glass grappa, this is optional or if you do not have it add a glass of wine
3 eggs
Lemon zest
Lots of Oil for frying if you are not using a doughnut maker

Put milk, sugar and yeast in a pot,
Add the flour and the eggs. Mix all the ingredients
Add 1 small glass of grappa and lemon zest.
Cover with a dishcloth and leave the mixture to rise in warm place
I used a non stick doughnut maker to make the doughnuts.
If you don’t have one fry the doughnuts in oil simply by using a spoon and you will end up with doughnut fritters.

If you wish to decorate them like mine, you will need :

Powdered sugar, 250g mixed 4 spoons cold water until you have a smooth paste and add more until you get the right consistency
Colored confetti, hundreds and thousands…

When the fritelle have cooled completely I dipped them into some glacé icing and then into the confetti straight away before the icing solidifies.

And we had a big dose of sugar with our leftover Carnival Afghans and Priniolata Pops


On the island for the first time this year, a presentation from London’s Notting Hill Carnival


12 responses to “To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle”

  1. Shame about Carnivale being rained on. Life, eh? :-\ Shame, too, about all these wonderful goodies you post recipes for, Lea! – I may have to put out a contract on you!!! [grin]

    1. Good morning Margaret Rose, stick to the Irish Boxty, a bit healthier and totally vegetarian !!! Glad you are enjoying my blog !

  2. Wow! Such colour!!! Wonderful 🙂

    1. A very vibrant week, shame about the weather !

  3. I’m loving seeing my blog friends chatting too xx

  4. These look amazing!

    1. Do let me know if you make them Melissa !

  5. I just follow you. I asked for permission to be modeled on your recipe, and made ​​in my kitchen. :).

    1. thank you for following me !

  6. Carnivals are fun and colorful, as your fritelles are. 😛

    1. indeed they are Fae, I came across this unnoticed before as Carnival has come around again, hope you are well 🙂

      1. Thank you, Lea, enjoy the Carnival! 🙂

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