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One of the most traditional Carnival treat in Italy is Castagnole, small soft balls, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Flour, eggs, butter, sugar, a touch of liqueur,  a bit of grated lemon zest, oil for deep frying, easy.

Other traditional Carnival fritters are Frappe or Chiacchiere. Twisted like curled ribbons, also sprinkled with powdered sugar, they use the same ingredients of Castagnole but they are much lighter.

Children often have white powder on their noses during Carnival and now you know why!

Carnival Sweet Ravioli are more difficult to prepare because they have a ricotta filling, candied fruit and sometimes chocolate inside.

You can find plenty of recipes online for the three treats, from the most traditional Grandma’s recipes to the most modern interpretations. If you don’t feel like cooking, visit the nearest Italian bakery and get some.