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Staples in air fryer

Staples in air fryer

The recipe for air fryer staples arrives, the Neapolitan Carnival dessert is even lighter and softer.

Everyone loves Neapolitan graffe, rigorously fried Carnival desserts, with this recipe you will love them even more, because they will be light and good to eat at any time. We will explain how to make staples at home in an air fryer, i.e. without frying them in plenty of oil . Although real frying gives that particular taste, these sweet donuts will be equally delicious and soft. The dough is much lighter, but with the same consistency as those made traditionally. Once air cooked, decorate them with granulated sugar, as usual. Their lightness is an essential goodness!

Staples in air fryer
Staples in air fryer

Preparing the recipe for the staples in the air fryer

  1. Before starting, you need to boil the potatoes; then drain them and pass them through a potato masher , to collect them in a bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk and, when it is lukewarm, turn off the heat and immerse the yeast in it. Stir to dissolve.
  3. In a large bowl or on a work surface, pour the flour into a fountain. Dig a well in the center and put the eggs and a pinch of salt.
  4. Also add the potatoes and the yeast and milk mix, while you begin to mix the ingredients with your hands. Then, also add the soft butter, cut into cubes.
  5. Knead vigorously to obtain a homogeneous dough; if it is too sticky, you can add a little flour.
  6. Once done, leave the dough on the surface and cover it with a clean cloth. Let it rise for about 3-4 hours ; if you want, you can let it rise even longer, up to 12 hours for an even softer result.
  7. Then roll out the dough to obtain a sheet from which to cut out the donuts; or you can get cords to arrange in the shape of a ring or with a long tail.
  8. Cut the baking paper to form many squares and place a staple on each. Let them rise for another 30 minutes .
  9. Subsequently, cook them in the preheated air fryer at 180°C for 7 minutes , turn them over to the other side halfway through cooking.
  10. Once cooked, brush them with melted butter and dip them in granulated sugar.
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Carnival isn't complete without delicious fried staples!


Air fryer staples are truly unmissable Carnival desserts, excellent for making any party tasty. You can keep them for 1 day , in a paper bag.

Alternatively, you can prepare simple donuts in the air fryer .

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