Do you know the delicious Chiacchiere? This is one of the desserts we eat in Italy during the Carnival time. Depending on the parts of Italy they can be called Chiacchiere, Bugie, Cenci, Frappe and so on..  Here I wanted to share with you my mum’s recipe. But don’t worry she is not jealous about her recepies! :)

Chiacchiere (il dolce di Carnevale)


  • 250 g di farina bianca
  • 3 cucchiai di zucchero
  • 2 uova
  • 30 g di burro
  • 1 bicchierino di grappa
  • olio di semi q.b.
  • zucchero a velo q.b.

Impastare la farina con gli altri ingredienti e lasciare riposare l’impasto per 2 ore. Stendere la pasta con il mattarello fino a renderla piuttosto sottile e poi ricavare delle strisce. Friggere in olio bollente e quando sono dorate adagiarle sulla carta assorbente. Alla fine cospargerle con zucchero a velo.

Chiacchiere (the Carnival dessert)


  • 250 gm of white flour
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 gm of butter
  • 1 shot of grappa
  • seed oil q.s.
  • powdered sugar q.s.


Knead the flour with the other ingredients and let the dough rest for 2 hours. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it is quite thin and then make strips. Fry in boiling oil and when the chiacchiere are golden, lay them on the absorbent paper. Finally sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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