Tagliatelle Dolci di Carnevale

Tagliatelle Dolci di Carnevale

Tagliatelle Dolci di Carnevale – fried “tagliatelle” filled with sugar & orange zest, fried and dusted with icing sugar, a typical Italian Carnevale sweet.

Prep Time 40 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour

Servings 4


  •     1 ½ cup flour
  •     2 eggs
  •     4 tbsp granulated sugar
  •     Zest of 1 orange grated
  •     Vegetable oil for deep frying
  •     Icing sugar to serve



  1.     Put the flour and eggs in a mixer and blend them until they become like breadcrumbs. Then pour the mixture onto a floured working surface and knead well until you get smooth dough.
  2.     Make it into a ball, cover it with cling wrap and keep it aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  3.     Roll the dough to about 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick circle.
  4.     Sprinkle with the granulated sugar and grated orange peel.
  5.     Roll the dough on itself like a Swiss roll and, using a sharp knife, cut ½ inch slices, as if you were making real tagliatelle. Keep them aside without opening the “pinwheels”.
  6.     Deep fry them in batches in vegetable oil at 170°C – 340°F. When golden brown, put them on a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil. Let them cool down.
  7.     Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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