Carnival Fritters

This is a little one-bite cookie that, like many fried cookies in Italy, is typically prepared during the carnival time in February.


  • Two 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed orange and lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Marsala
  • Peanut or olive oil for frying, as needed


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, and citrus zest. Blend in the eggs and Marsala. Mix until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape into small balls about 1/2 ounce each and about 1/2 inch in diameter.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep pot to 350 degrees F. Cook the castagnole, in batches, until they have a dark color, about 3 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.


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