Traditional Italian Carnival Fritters Dough: Frappe, Castagnole and Struffoli Recipe with Thermomix

These traditional fritters are very much appreciated all around Italy during Carnival days. With this recipe you'll prepare fantastic Castagnole, Frappe or Struffoli!


- 1 Lemon Zest
- 80 g Sugar
- 50 g Soft Butter
- 1 Egg
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 100 g White Wine
- 30 g Rum
- 1 Baking Powder Sachet
- 500 g Flour

How to prepare the Traditional Italian Carnival Fritters with Thermomix

Put lemon zest in the bowl. 15 Sec. Speed 8.

Add sugar, butter, eggs and a pinch of salt. 1 Min. Speed 5.

Then add the remaining ingredients: flour, white wine, rum and baking powder. Mix for 2 Min. Speed Dough Mode.

Put the dough in a bowl and let stay for 15 Min.

Take a small amount of this dough with a teaspoon forming small balls.

Fry these balls in hot boiling oil. When they rise up it means they are cooked.

You can serve these fritters sprinkled with sugar.

Adapted from the Italian recipe
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