Venetian recipe: the “frittelle”

Gooood morning!

Today is “Giovedì grasso” and Carnival is exploding around here..

We would like to share a traditional recipe, so you can have a taste of the venetian carnival, too 🙂

During the Carnival time Venetian people are used to prepare delicious sweets to share with friends and relatives. One of the most famous of them are “frittelle” (called “fritole” in Venetian dialect), considered in the Serenissima time the symbol of the Venetian Carnival.

There are several recipes about this sweet, loved by both adults and children: stuffed with apples or cream or raisins, baked or fried.

We suggest you a greedy and easy recipe, right also for the less skilled cooks.

Here the ingredients you need to make the typical Venetian frittelle:


  • 25 gr. beer yeast
  • 625 gr. flour
  • 375 cl. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 gr. sugar
  • 120 gr. butter
  • 150 gr. raisins
  • rum
  • vanilla’s aroma
  • a pinch of salt
  • seed oil.


Dissolve yeast with a little warm milk and mix it with eggs, a pinch of salt, sugar and butter.

Add flour and leftover milk making a thick batter. Then add rum soaked raisins (as much you like) and vanilla’s aroma. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place. When the mixture will be well leavened, mix and leave to rise in again. Heat oil, cook draining each doughnut on paper towels and then roll them in the sugar. Arrange in a pyramid form and serve hot.

And now enjoy your Venetian frittelle! Have a nice Carnival!!!

(thanks Elisa for the recipe!)

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