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 Comments on “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]

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