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Date of last update: 24/05/2016, 12:32

Sfrappole are one of most frequent fried and crispy sweets, during the carnival period. They are also called chatter, lies, "crostoli" or "galani", and they are spread throughout Italy, known by different names depending on the region of production.
Here we propose the basic recipe widespread in Bologna.

Ingredients (4 people)

flour, 260gr
eggs, 1
cognac (or brandy), 15g
orange juice, 50g
butter, 10gr
icing sugar, 8g
salt, a pinch
vanilla sugar


Form a fountain of flour. Put butter, egg, orange juice, liqueur, icing sugar and a pinch of salt in the pit and mix everything.
Cool in the fridge for a few hours.
Pull a thin puff pastry and make strips about 2 inches large and 6 inches long.
Fry in a pan with the lard and put on blotting paper to drain and finally sprinkle with powdered vanilla sugar.


Abstract of a recipe by Alessandra Spisni taken from the website www.ricettemania.it