Chiacchiere (Mardi Gras Fritters)
500 g all-purpose flour
40 g confectioners sugar
45 g butter
100 ml milk
1 tbsp of Grappa
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of baking soda
vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
1 tbsp of sugar
Pour out the flour onto a flat work surface. Make a hole in the center and add the other ingredients in the center, except for the milk. Gradually add the milk as you begin to knead the dough.
Using your hands or an electric mixer, knead the dough until it is smooth, then cover in plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
Then, divide the dough into pieces and roll out the dough until 1/10 inch using a rolling pin or pasta machine. Use a knife or pasta cutter to cut out diamonds or whatever shape you prefer.
Fry the dough in boiling oil. The dough should be completely submerged in the oil for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once golden, remove the fritters using a slotted spoon and place them on parchment paper.
Dust the fritters with powdered sugar. The chiacchiere can be served immediately or stored for a couple of days.