Christmas Cartellate From Puglia

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Christmas  Cartellate From Puglia

Ingredients for 6/8 people:

  • 1 kg. of flour

  • 200 g. of dry white wine

  • 100 g. of olive oil

  • olive oil for frying

  • 1 kg. of grape must (or cooked figs)

  • cinnamon powder

  • powdered cloves


  1. Mix the flour with the oil and the wine and if the dough becomes too hard, add a little ‘of warm water. Continue to manipulate to obtain a soft and velvety dough.

  2. Take small pieces and create some loaves, flatten them and create some disks. Cut strips of 4 cm high and the length of about 30 cm.

  3. Each of these must be folded in two and joined with the fingers at a distance of 3 cm to create some hollows; roll up on themselves and form the corollas of 5-8 cm diameter.

  4. Cartellate so created must dry for 10-12 hours in a dry place.

  5. After, in a pan with hot oil, fry 4-5 at a time, until will be golden. Then put to dry on a sheet of absorbent paper. Heat the pan with the must and immerse in cartellate without boiling.

  6. After a few minutes remove cartellate from the container and place them in long and low dishes.

  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and finely chopped cloves.

Preparation time: 1 day and 2 hours, 30 minutes, 0 seconds