To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle

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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 ! !

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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

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

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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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