Crescentina is a typical recipe from my region, Emilia Romagna, in Italy.
Depending on what side of the region you live in, you call them with different names, one of them is Gnocco Fritto.

The dough used for this recipe is very similar to bread or pizza dough so it's very easy to make!
I am one of those MANY people who loves fried food but I don't make it often, for obvious reasons...
I saw the Fried Food Contest and I thought it was the perfect excuse to fry something! :D

So here is one of my favorite fried foods: Crescentine Fritte! (fritte = fried in Italian)

You can either make them "empty" to eat with cold cuts or cheese, or fill them with ham and cheese (or whatever you want) before frying them.
I am going to show you how to make both versions...


Step 1: Ingredients

  • 500 gr (2.17 cups) flour
  • 25 gr (0.88 oz) yeast
  • 15 gr (1 tbs) coarse salt
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 50 ml (1.69 oz) milk
  • 70 ml (2.36 oz) liquid cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • enough lard or oil for frying
For the filling:
  • ham
  • slices of cheese
  • ...or whatever you like!
Yaaaaaayyyy !!! Congrates Linda!!! You are a finalist and a winner.
Thank you Tarun!!! Again, I didn't expect it at all!
waooo grazie :D questa ricetta mi ispira molta più fiducia di quelle che trovo normalmente in internet, da provare
Wow, che bel complimento, grazie mille!! Fammi sapere come ti vengono! :)
Your cuisine is a very delicious and sinful temptation! I need a girlfriend/wife/relative one that cooks like you!
Okey...that was sexist. I think I will make your recipes by myself :-)
haha that was funny! :D Thank you!! <br>You'll find someone who can cook good food for you someday, in the meantime I am sure you can make these recipes too...from what I could see from your 'ibles, you are a very good cook Mario!! :)
Okey women! Did you hear that? An amazing woman and one of our best chefs on Instructables says that I'm funny and a very good cook! <br><br>So, girls, take a number, Mario will choose! ;-)
hahaha we should ask Jessy to open a contest for you! :D <br>And by the way, you are too kind, I'm very far from being all that!
Please, don't tell Jessy to open the contest! I don't want to collapse the site!! :-P<br><br>Oh, come on! You are AWESOME!!!!!! :-)<br>
I love this one! With burrata ;) thanks for sharing! :)
You're welcome! I am glad you like it! :)
Mamma mia, solo a guardarle sono davvero appetitose le crescentine! Complimenti!! <br/>Mamma mia, just looking at the crescentine are really tasty! Congratulations!
Aah ma anche tu sei italiano allora! :D <br>Thank you so much!!
Ah. &quot;yeast&quot;, and not &quot;active dry yeast&quot; (based on the picture.) That explains the unusually large amount. USA chefs may need to substitute; I don't recall the last time I saw &quot;real&quot; yeast...
Here yeast is used for bread/pizza dough, we usually use dry yeast for pies or sweet food in general. <br>Should I add the word &quot;fresh&quot; to yeast? The hardest part of writing recipes is writing the ingredients list...I always spend a lot of time in researching and I find many differences between what we use in Italy and what is used in other countries...it drives me crazy all the time! :D <br>Oh, let's not forget about the systems of measurement...that's even harder!!
Yummm!! looks very delicious, great to see it's not so hard to make :)
Thank you Muhaiminah!! It really is, I am sure that anybody can make it! :D
Looks Scrumptious Linda :). I love Italian food :)
Thank you Tarun, I'm so glad you like it! :)
That. Looks. So good. This looks dangerously easy to make.
I couldn't have said it better :D
i can't get used of these italian recipes on instructables ahah<br> btw crescentine are awesome<br> some years ago i fell in love with crescentine with potatoe and pumpkin. :O&deg;&deg;&deg;&deg;
Wow, I've never tasted it with potatoes and pumpkin but it sounds so good!
That. Looks. So good. This looks dangerously easy to make.

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