Carnival Dessert Fried

Carnival Raisins Fritters or Friciò Piemontesi

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of “Friciò”

Everyone loves this delicious sweet pastry from Piedmont region, north of Italy: The Friciò. It is simply a Carnival Fritters variation with raisins. Tasty and sweet dough-balls very similar to Castagnole typical of Marche region, but with added Raisins. Like many Carnival Italian Recipes this is as much delicious as much a calories bomb, but definitely worth to try! Diet another day…


  • 200 grams of Flour
  • 100 grams of Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 glass of Milk
  • 30 grams of Baking powder
  • 100 grams of Raisin
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sugar Powder as you need
  • a pinch of Salt
  • Oil for fry


  1. Soak the raisins in warm water for about twenty minutes.
  2. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, a pinch of salt, add the eggs and continue stirring, add the warm milk gradually until it becomes a batter without lumps, incorporate the raisins drained and squeezed, the grated lemon rind, cover with a cloth and let sit for thirty armed.
  3.  Heat a pan with plenty of oil, laid a tablespoon of batter into the prepared pan with the aid of another spoon, fry until golden, drain them with a slotted spoon and pat dry on paper towels, repeat the process until all the batter is finished. Arrange the Friciò on a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy ideally on the same day, freshly fried!

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