Carnival has just started! It’s celebrated all around Italy, but there are some places where the tradition is more important and there is a big party every weekend…
Here in Tuscany Viareggio is famous for carnival.
…bakeries all over the country are making traditional carnival desserts….which are different in every italian region.
Here in tuscany “frittelle di riso” are very popular…also because they are so delicious and I can’t wait carnival to eat them!
100 gr (3.5 oz) originario rice. I’m not sure, but I think you can use sushi rice instead.
1 oz caster sugar
17 fl oz milk (500 ml)
orange or lemon zest
1.7 oz flour (50 gr)
1 tsp baking powder
caster sugar to decorate
cook the rice with the milk , orange zest, sugar
cook until milk is completely absorbed.
Once is cold, wisk in egg , flour, baking powder
Frie the frittelle helping your self with a spoon (oil temperature 175 C°/ 347 C°)
once they are cooked roll each one in caster sugar ( you may also add some cinnamon powder if you like it)