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Bugie: Italian Carnival sweet pastry fritters

posted by on February 13th, 2018

Bugie or chiacchiere are just two of the many names that you may hear along the Italian peninsula for these typical fritters. The recipe is tasty and simple, it is basically dough made with flour, butter, sugar, vanilla flavoring, eggs flattened into thin strips that are then deep-fried or sometimes baked in the oven and then served coated in sugar.
A variation of the recipe includes the addition of the liqueur or other spirit such as Marsala or Grappa.
The recipe proposed here below is the simplest version, without liqueur or any other variation that will unquestionably indulge even the most difficult sweet tooth, grown-ups or children alike.

RECIPE FOR: 4 PERSONS
PREPARATION:10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME:10 MINUTES

Ingredients
• 4 eggs
• 400 g flour
• 40 g sugar
• 50 g melted butter
• a pinch of salt
• icing sugar
• vegetable oil

Directions
1. Prepare the dough by sifting flour and adding the sugar.
2. In a bowl beat eggs and add them to the flour together with lemon zest and a pinch of salt.
3. Knead mixture on flour-dusted work surface. Add butter until dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Work the dough until it is smooth reducing the thickness setting until reaching 2/3mm. With serrated pastry wheel, cut it into long rectangles.
5. Heat vegetable oil in deep frying pan. Fry the bugie on each side until a nice gold colour appears.
6. Remove bugie and place on tray lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
7. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle icing sugar on the bugie.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH: CARNIVAL CHIACCHERE

posted by on February 8th, 2013

It is time to wear your mask and go to the most fancy and fun party in town: Carnival is here!

In Italy there are several  kinds of pancakes: the most famous are the chiacchere (it means to chat): simple, crunchy, in one word, delicious!

Ingredients:
250gr white flour
1 whole egg
50gr sugar, 1 pinch salt
50gr butter
1 dose vanilla, 3 tbs Marsala
Powdered sugar, oil to fry

Combine flour, sugar and vanilla, than pour all over a surface.
Make a hole in the middle and pour egg, soft butter pieces and marsala in. Knead well. Roll dough with a rolling-pin in a very thin sheet. Cut 6cm x 10cm rectangles, in the middle make tree cuts. In a medium pan warm abundant oil, when hot, fry few chiacchere per time. Sprinkle with sieved powdered sugar.

Enjoy!