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Feb 2004 - Fritelle

Fritelle are common in the Veneto community in this Carnival or pre-Lenten period. These fritters are special in this festive period perhaps due to the fact that cooking oil was a rather scarce commodity in the northern regions of Italy (olive trees have a harder time to thrive) and using oil to fry up a dessert was reserved for the most special of occasions. Following is my mother-in-laws recipe. Please note that all recipes vary a bit in their ingredient mix, but they usually all have the following ingredients in common: raisins, apples and/or oranges, and of course the elixir of life itself: Grappa.

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