Today in Italy is celebrated Fat Thursday, the traditional Catholic feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and Carnevale. Carnevale is the most colorful and playful period of the year, when everyone wears a costume or a mask, and celebrates in the streets with festive parades, allegoric floats, coriandoli (paper confetti), stelle filanti (paper streamers) and delicious sweet treats such as Chiacchiere. Chiacchiere are sweet crisp pastries, deep-fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar and are known by different names depending on the regions in which they are prepared :
Lombardy : chiacchiere
Bologna : sfrappole
Tuscany : cenci
Rome : frappe
Tentino Alto Adige & Friuli Venezia Giulia : crostoli
Liguria & Piedmont : bugie
Sardinia : meraviglias
No matter how we call them, Chiacchiere are simply delicious.
…another recipe homemade, simple and delicious included in my cookbook “A Queen In the Kitchen“.
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