Chiacchiere Sweet Fritters for Carnevale

Chiacchiere Recipe

Sweet Fritters for Carnevale

Giallo Zafferano / Yellow Saffron 


Frappe, Chiacchiere or Angel Wings

Le frappe , or lies , or chiacchiere , are typical Italian sweets prepared usually during the carneval period , also called with many other regional names.


Frappe, Chiacchiere or Angel Wings

Their tradition goes back to that of frictilia , the fried desserts that in ancient Rome were prepared during the period of today’s Carneval. 


Frappe, Chiacchiere or Angel Wings

The base is a mixture of flour , butter , sugar , eggs and an alcoholic component, such as brandy , marsala , sambuca , vinsanto , brandy , grappa , or other distillate and liqueur . Subsequently the dough is cut into strips, sometimes manipulated then to form a knot (in some areas they take the name of bows ). [4] There are two possibilities for cooking:

  1. the dough is fried;

  2. the dough is baked.


Frappe, Chiacchiere or Angel Wings


Finally, sprinkle with powdered sugar or, according to some variations, they can also be covered with honey, chocolate and / or icing sugar , washed down with alchermes or served with dark chocolate or mascarpone whipped and sweetened.


Frappe, Chiacchiere or Angel Wings


The frappe are known by different names ] in the various Italian regions:



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