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    Italian Carnival Fritters

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    40 mins

    15 mins

    Ed&Theresa's Note:

    Tasty treat from many carnivals in Italy. Posted for Zaar World 06.

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    Serves: 24



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    1. 1
      Using electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl till fluffy.
    2. 2
      Beat in the eggs and brandy.
    3. 3
      Beat in the salt.
    4. 4
      Add the flour and beat until blended.
    5. 5
      Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead until a soft dough forms.
    6. 6
      Form the dough into a ball.Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.Shape the dough pieces into balls.Wrap the dough balls with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Working with 1 dough ball at a time, roll the dough ball into a 12 inch diameter round.
    8. 8
      (the dough should be very thin and almost transparent).Using a fluted pastry cutter, trim the edges to form a square shape.Cut the dough into 1-inch strips.Cut each strip in half crosswise to form 5-inch long strips.
    9. 9
      Gently stretch the strip so that you have enough dough to tie a bow.Repeat with the remaining dough strips.Gather the dough scraps, then reroll and cut them to make additional.
    10. 10
      Line a baking sheet with paper towels.Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat to 375 degreesF.Working in batches, fry the pastries until they puff and become golden, turning once, about 2 minutes total.Using tongs, transfer the pastries to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain the excess oil.
    11. 11
      While still hot, dust generously with powdered sugar and serve.
    12. 12
      Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Carnival Fritters

    Serving Size: 1 (49 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 323.0
    Calories from Fat 273
    Total Fat 30.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    Cholesterol 25.2 mg
    Sodium 75.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 1.6 g

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