Sfrappole are one of the most popular foods eaten during the Carnival period in Italy.
The only problem about them is that they are called with different names depending on the region (or even the city) you are in! I think that chiacchiere and sfrappole are the most common names, but honestly I don't know all the others. We just call them sfrappole where I live so I will call them this way.
Thanks to Wikipedia, I've found out that they are also known as "angel wings" in English, but I'm not sure if I should trust it or not...I bet you know it better than me! :)
They are sweet, but not too much, they are crispy and although they are fried, they have a very delicate taste that everybody loves! They are also very simple and fast to make so I recommend you to try this recipe if you can.
You can eat them as a dessert or as a snack...I even eat them for breakfast :D
I admit it: sfrappole are my favorite thing about Carnival...I wish I could eat them all year long!!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp of powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 2 tsp of rum
- flour - as much as you need to form the dough
- 500gr (17.63 ounces) of lard - for frying!
Step 2: Make a mix
Add the powdered sugar, the rum and the butter.
Mix everything together.
Don't worry if you see little pieces of butter that you can't break in the mix, they'll "disappear" later :)