Castagnole di Carnevale
Ahhh… Carnevale! It breaks winter grays into an explosion of color and amusement. Who doesn’t love wearing costumes, going to parades with festooned floats and… eating special treats? These traditional deep-fried sweets are usually not available during the rest of the year so they must be enjoyed while they last.
Here is the recipe for one of my favorite: castagnole. They are widely enjoyed in northern and central Italy and their name derives from castagne, or chestnuts, because they are pretty much the size of a chestnut.
It’s a very quick and rewarding preparation, and that is why I especially love it.