Living All’Italiana – Recipe - Recipe

Chiacchiere di Carnevale


  • Flour – 500 g
  • Butter – 30 g
  • Sugar – 70 g
  • Eggs – 4
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Icing sugar
  • Liqueur (Grappa, Rum or Alchermes) – 2oo ml
  • Oil


  • Make a well with the flour, and add the sugar, the softened butter cut into small pieces, the eggs, the zest of a lemon and the salt.
  • Mix the ingredients and stir in the flour as you go.
  • Add the liqueur and mix until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous dough.
  • Let it sit for at least one hour.
  • Once the dough has rested, roll it out with a rolling pin as thinly as possible.
  • Cut rectangles of dough that are about 4 x 10 cm in size.
  • Dip the dough strips in 180 ° C oil and, when they start to brown, take them out and place them on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar.