Italian carnivals donuts (Ciambelline) – a sweet idea

Ricetta in Italiano
Dolce in padella – Ciambelline di patate, un dolce di carnevale

Rezept in Deutsch
Süßes aus der Pfanne – Italienische Karnevals-Donuts (Ciambelline di patate) – eine süße Idee

 

Hello!

We have reached the middle of February. Here in Northern Germany, the winter is still got his hand on us with icy weather. We don’t give up hoping to have a little bit of spring time here.

But we have in February carnival coming around here in Germany as well in Italy. And traditionally we make here such delicious pastries fried in oil! OMG!! YES, oil!! 😉

But it has to be that way and if we do it only on this part of the year then it isn’t to “heavy” isn’t it?

I want to introduce to you the Italian carnivals doughnuts!

Italian carnival donuts Ciambelle! Delicious sweet Italian traditional donuts which are made during the time of carnival. They are so soft and absolutely a must! Try them! Easy recipe!

In the carnivals time, it’s usual in all parts of Italy to make such delicious, in oil fried pastries, called ciambelle!

The basic dough for this Italian carnivals doughnuts is made with potatoes! Yes!

First, the potatoes are cooked, then peeled and mashed with some butter. After that, I’ve added flour, eggs, baking powder, a pinch of salt and lemon zest and that’s it. I’ve quickly mixed all the ingredients up to a soft dough.

Italian Carnival donuts - Dough

Then I’ve divided the dough into 1 cm thick and 10 cm long rolls and closed to rings.

Italian Carnival donuts - dough

Now it’s time to let it rest covered for about 15 minutes.

In a pot heat the oil and fry one after another the doughnuts from both sides until they have a golden colour.

Italian Carnival donuts - dough

Get out of the oil and let them dry and cool down on a paper towel. After cooling sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Italian Carnival donuts - dough

Yes, that’s it! Ready to enjoy!

If you like these Italian carnival donuts, here is the printable recipe!

Italian Carnivals Donuts

  • Servings: 15 - 20 pieces
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Ingredients:

  • 300 gr. potatoes
  • 250 gr of flour
  • 20 gr baking powder
  • 25 gr of margarine
  • 1 egg
  • half a lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Boil the potatoes in their skins, peel, mash together with the softened margarine.
  2. Whisk the egg with the baking powder. Add to the mashed potatoes flour, the whisked egg and the grated rind of a half lemon, a pinch of salt. Mix well together.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 cm long rolls which are 1 cm thick and close them like rings.
  4. Cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil and let the rings fry until they are lightly brown.
  6. Let them dry on paper towels.
  7. After cooling sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe from emmiscookinside.blog 


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Italian carnival donuts Ciambelle! Delicious sweet Italian traditional donuts which are made during the time of carnival. They are so soft and absolutely a must! Try them! Easy recipe!

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