We’re in the middle of the fun period of Carnival! In Italy during this period you will find Le Chiacchiere just about everywhere in the stores. Delicious sweet crispy pastry made of dough, that has various shapes in various Italian regions, deep-fried or oven-baked and sprinkled with (powdered) sugar. I absolutely prefer the oven-baked by the way. They are heavenly!!!
Every region will call this carnival treat differently; Chiacchiere in Calabria, Bugie in parts of Piemonte, Cenci in Toscana, etc… Also in the United States these little treats, known as Angel Wings, are eaten mostly during Carnival. I’ve never made them myself (it’s really too easy to find them freshly baked around the corner) but Elaine of The Italian Dish Blog made the ”cenci” version. Just go to her gorgeous website by clicking on the above link if you want to try her recipe!
Happy Carnival everyone!