They are fried sweets typical for the carnival period.

This dough is really fabulous, because they are soft and especially fragrant.
I guarantee that everyone will love them because they are simply delicious.




Makes about 20 castagnole


  • 150 grams (1 cup) of 00 flour
  • 80 grams (1 cup) of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) of ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • grated peel and juice of half an orange
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of Strega liqueur (or other orange liqueur)
  • oil for frying
  • icing sugar to taste



In a bowl, soften the ricotta with the sugar, the aromas, the juice and the orange peel.

Add the flour, baking powder and egg to the mixture and mix well with a spoon, then continue to work it with your hands to form a loaf.

From the dough, cut some pieces and form some equal strips, then cut some small knees and form some balls with floured hands.

Trying to make them all the same shape so you will not have problems in cooking.

Heat the oil and let it reach the right temperature – Dip the castagnole little by little in the oil.

Brown the “castagnole” but do not exceed the cooking time, when they are ready drain them and put them to dry on paper towels.

So now dust the castagnole with icing sugar and serve them.

They are ready to be enjoyed.

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