Carnival in Tuscany means parade floats, masquerades but also very special and fanciful sweet specialties. Find out here four recipes by the best Tuscan foodies on the web to celebrate Carnival like a local:
Cenci are the most popular treats during Carnival. They are made with fried dough and covered with powdered sugar. In tuscan, their name means ‘rags’ because that’s exactly what they look like. Find out here Aurelio's recipe.
"During Carnival time it appears in every bakery, pastry shop and bar in Florence. There is even a real competition aiming to nominate the best Florentine schiacciata". Find out here Jul's recipe.
"A humble, plain cake, quite dense like a pound cake. It’s unusual name comes from a Tuscan word with German origins, berlingaccio, which means Fat Thursday." Check out here Emiko's recipe.
Rice, milk, sugar, lemon peel...rice fritters are made starting for Carnival and lasting through St Joseph Day. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside "frittelle di riso" are absolutely addictive. Check out Judy's recipe.