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Frittelle Recipe

frittelle recipe

Creamy frittelle by Cook In Venice

Frittelle recipe: ideal treat for Carnival time.

If you want to discover all about the history of frittelle and Carnival, make sure to visit www.monicacesarato.com.

This is the recipe Ada Catto and Monica Cesarato presented during the TV program Secret Italy with Alex Polizzi on Channel 5 in 2014. In the TV Show we presented the Frittelle with a Zabaion Cream.

Ingredients for about 40 frittelle: 

frittelle recipe

Frittelle alla Crema by Cook In Venice

150 gr plain flour

3 eggs

250 ml of water

60 gr of butter

50 gr of granulated sugar


oil for frying

Icing sugar

For the Cream:

4 egg yolks, 

1/2 lt of milk ,

150 g of granulated sugar,

30 g of flour,

1 vanilla pod,

a pinch of salt.

  1. First prepare the dough for the frittelle. 
  2. Place the water, the sugar, the salt and the butter in a saucepan and bring to boil. As soon as it boils, add the flour in one go and mix fast very well keeping the pan on high heat – be careful not to burn it. As soon as the mixture pulls away from the pan remove from the heat. Leaveit  to stand while it cools down.
  3. Prepare the filling: place the egg yolks and the sugar in a pan and whisk well until it is pale. Add the pinch of salt and the flour and mix well. Slowly add the milk making sure not to have any lumps. Place on a slow heat and brig to boil till the cream goes nice and thick. Place the vanilla pod in the cream. Set aside to cool.
  4. Take the frittelle mixture, add one egg at time mixing extremely well.  Heat up the oil – to check when it is ready, take a wooden spoon and insert it in the pan. If bubbles appears around the spoon, then the oil is ready.
  5. Helping yourself with two teaspoons add little balls of mixture to the oil (not too many at time). The little balls will start to blow and increase in size. Remove as soon as they are nice and golden.
  6. Once you have cooked all the frittelle, take the vanilla pod away from the cream and insert the cream in each one using a sache à poche.
  7. Dust the frittelle with icing sugar and serve.

    frittelle recipe

    Frittelle alla Crema by Cook In Venice