Bow Tie Fritters
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Performance: only 48 fritters
Chiacchiere, crostoli, Scarpelli, angel wings, keystrokes, keystrokes: these are some of the names of these delicious pieces of puff pastry covered with powdered sugar and traditionally made for Carnevale. Recipes may vary slightly from one region to another, but alcohol still appears in the dough to give your bands signature. Using a pasta roll saves you a lot of money for your Christmas party and you’ll need it because it’s going fast!
1/2 cup (120 mL) dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil and more to fry
2 tablespoons (30 ml) crystallized sugar
180 ml (11/2 cups) or 00 flour
Pastry sugar, to sprinkle.
1 In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook, combine the wine, olive oil, and crystallized sugar. Blend on medium speed until the sugar dissolves.
2 Add the flour. Mix for 3 to 5 minutes until a smooth dough is obtained. Form a ball with the dough and canopy with plastic. Let stand on the counter for 20 minutes.
3 Work with a golf ball, one piece of dough at a time, crush it between the hands and pass the dough in the wider frame of a roll of dough, 2 or 3 times, folding it until that she succeeds. to get a uniform rectangle and the mass will have no more holes.
Now, pass the dough through setting # 3 2 or 3 times, until you get smooth rectangular sheets. You can also roll the dough with a roll to a thickness of 1/8 “(3 mm).
4 Place the dough sheets on a clean work surface. Using a ravioli cutter, cut the dough strips about 7.5 to 10 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. Turn each strip of dough once or twice and lightly press the centers.
5 Cover a plate with paper towels and set aside. Heat over high heat about 5 cm (2 inches) of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. When working in batches, fry the donuts until they are golden, 1 to 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to a dish lined with a paper towel and sprinkle with icing sugar.