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Carnival Cenci, a recipe

'Cenci’ are traditional sweets that are often prepared throughout Tuscany during Carnival. These delicious treats are made with fried dough and covered with powdered sugar. In Italian, their name means ‘rags’ because that’s exactly what these haphazard squares look like! They’re golden, crispy, light and easy to prepare.
Ingredients
  1. 300 grams of flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 100 grams of sugar
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. powdered sugar
  6. oil for frying
Method
  1. Add oil and sugar to beaten eggs. Stir well in order to thoroughly mix the ingredients; work the dough until it becomes very soft and smooth.
  2. Roll it out with a rolling pin so that the dough is a few millimeters thick. With a pastry wheel, cut the dough into long, narrow rectangles.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and when it’s hot, add the rectangles of dough.
  4. When they puff up and become golden brown, drain them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  5. Finally, sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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