Chiacchiere – Carnival waffles
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Another Carnival great classic!!! Chiacchiere are made all over Italy at Carnival time.
They are also known as Frappe, but almost each Italian region uses a different name.
The recipe is very old and goes back to the Romans.

For 6 people
1 lb. of white flour
3 eggs
1.8 oz. of melted butter
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 lemon grated skin
1 pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of baking powder
3.38 fluid oz. of dry white wine, or grappa

Extra virgin olive oil to fry the waffles

Put the flour on a wooden table and make a whole in it, in the whole add all the ingredients.
Using a noodle maker or a rolling pin, flat the dough making it thin (around 2mm).
Use a pastry wheel to cut the dough into bands about 2.5 inches long and 1 inch wide.
If you prefer, you can also cut the dough into squares (about 2 inches X 2 inches).
Deep fry them into abundant Italian extra virgin olive oil.
Once ready, add some powdered sugar on top.

Buon Carnevale!!!! (Happy Carnival!!)