Apple fritters delicious, easy to prepare, without baking powder and poor in sugar. Perfect for children, parties and to cheer up some gloomy afternoon.
The widespread Italian tradition for Carnival period
In Italy we prepare fritters, we say frittelle [frit’tɛlle], in the period of Carnival. Carnival is the period in which the children love to dress up as a fairy tale character and throw mountains of confetti and streamers. Noisy carts parade through the streets and people come out on Sunday to celebrate, drinking and eating street delicacies hot, warmed by the first rays of sunlight of the impending spring. In some places here in Piedmont Carnival is celebrated in different ways: there is the Carnival of Ivrea with its Battle of the Oranges, or the most traditional and ancient Carnival of Rocca Grimalda called Lachera.
A recipe that smell of home and childhood
I usually prepared apple fritters with my grandmother. We sat in the kitchen wearing an apron that made me gag as well as apron and we spent the afternoon cleaning apples, preparing the batter and spilling flour everywhere! That was the most fun: playing with the flour! We were frying and eating apple fritters all the afternoon as they were ready. It was so funny!
Today I prepare pancakes for my son and he loves it! He loves to eat apple fritters secretly with his dad the evening before going to bed. They are lovely!
I strongly advice you eating the apple fritters hot, very hot, dusted with powdered sugar with your family or with some friend, involving them in the preparation. Send me your pictures and tell me your fun!
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