Castagnole- Fried Sweet Dough Balls are what you will find in so many places in Italy during Carnevale time. They are totally addictive fried Italian dough ball treats that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside- and dusted with confectioner’s sugar before serving!
– 2 ¼ cup flour plus 1/4 for rolling dough – 1 tsp. baking powder – grated zest of 1 lemon – 4 Tbsp. butter melted – ½ cup sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 large eggs lightly beaten – ¼ cup milk – 2 cups of vegetable oil for deep-frying enough for a 2- quart saucepan – confectioner’s sugar for serving
Cook time:35 min
Can you freeze castagnole carnevale treats? As with any fried treat, I don’t recommend freezing them. They should be eaten just as soon as you roll them in sugar or powdered sugar.
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