Ricetta in Italiano
Dolce in padella – Ciambelline di patate, un dolce di carnevale
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!
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.
Then I’ve divided the dough into 1 cm thick and 10 cm long rolls and closed to rings.
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.
Get out of the oil and let them dry and cool down on a paper towel. After cooling sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Yes, that’s it! Ready to enjoy!
If you like these Italian carnival donuts, here is the printable recipe!
Italian Carnivals Donuts
300 gr. potatoes
250 gr of flour
20 gr baking powder
25 gr of margarine
half a lemon
a pinch of salt
Oil for frying
- Boil the potatoes in their skins, peel, mash together with the softened margarine.
- 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.
- Divide the dough into 10 cm long rolls which are 1 cm thick and close them like rings.
- Cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
- Heat the oil and let the rings fry until they are lightly brown.
- Let them dry on paper towels.
- After cooling sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Recipe from emmiscookinside.blog
This recipe was featured at Family Joy Blog Link Up 56
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