Cenci are tuscan carnival sweets..not rags

[Photo credits: © Leda Crippa - gustosamente.blogspot.it]
[Photo credits: © Leda Crippa - gustosamente.blogspot.it]
  Cenci are typical sweets that are often prepared throughout Tuscany during Carnival, especially on jeudi gras, in the past cenci were called "gloves" because they were shaped like gloves and then the dough was cut in a finger like shape.   The cenci recipe is very simple and similar or even identical sweets can be found throughout Italy with a different name.  These delicious treats are made with fried dough and covered with powdered sugar. In tuscan, their name means ‘rags’ because that’s exactly what they hs look like, they're thin, cut into different rectangular shapes and they seem fragile! Cenci are golden, crispy, light and easy to prepare. Ingredients Serves_depends
  • 300 g of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • powdered sugar
  • oil for frying
Preparation Add oil and sugar to the eggs after they've been beaten. Stir well in order to thoroughly mix the ingredients; work the dough until it becomes very soft and smooth. Roll it out so that the dough is a few millimeters thick. With a pastry wheel, cut the dough into long, narrow rectangles. Heat the oil in a frying pan and when it’s hot, add the rectangles of dough. When they puff up and become golden brown, drain them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Finally, sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy!