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In Venice for the tasty pancakes with Carnival raisins!

Pancakes with raisins

Pancakes with raisins are Carnival desserts that are as tasty as they are easy to make. Here's everything you need to know to make them very soft.

One of the best proposals for typical sweets of the Carnival period comes from Venice . We are talking about the original recipe for Venetian sweet pancakes with raisins and pine nuts. They are small balls made from a very soft dough that shapes easily. In its territory of origin, this delight is also called Venetian fritola and, as the name itself indicates, it is enriched with raisins inside. These sweet nuggets should be fried , like most of the typical preparations of this period, and covered with lots of icing or granulated sugar.

Ready? Let's get to the stove!

Pancakes with raisins
Pancakes with raisins

Preparing the recipe for pancakes with raisins

  1. Fill a small bowl with warm water and soak the raisins for 15 minutes .
  2. In the meantime, place the eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk.
  3. Add the milk to this mixture, little at a time, and the grated lemon zest, mixing from time to time.
  4. Sift the flour and add it little by little to the mixture, mixing with a wooden spoon (also with an electric whisk if you prefer).
  5. Add the yeast (sifted) and the raisins ( well squeezed ), then mix with a spoon. Cover with cling film and let rest for 15-20 minutes .
  6. In the meantime, fill a large pan with seed oil for frying. Heat on the stove until the liquid reaches 170°C.
  7. At this point, take a little dough at a time with two spoons, which you need to form into balls.
  8. Dip a few Carnival pancakes with raisins at a time. When they are well swollen and golden, drain them and place them on a tray with absorbent paper.
  9. Leave to cool and then cover with lots of icing sugar.

And here is a video recipe practically identical to our preparation, except that they are gluten-free:


After understanding how to make soft pancakes with raisins, we are sure that you will want to prepare them at the first available opportunity. You can store them in a closed container for up to 1 day .

Another unmissable dessert at Carnival is ricotta castagnole .

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