Italian fried bows/ribbons (FARFELLETTE) with powdered sugar




These are a light and airy, fried and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.....

12 eggs
1/2 cup butter or oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup white wine
6 cups flour

Beat all wet ingredients, eggs, butter, wine and vanilla in a bowl until creamy. Add flour,baking powder until dough is the right
consistency to roll out. Roll out on floured board, as thin as possible. Cut into strip and tie in bows or twist like a ribbon, a cutter with fluted edges works well. Fry in deep fryer, until golden brown, drain on dish lined with paper towels. Cool sprinkle with powdered sugar....

13 comments:

  1. WHAT IS THE BEST OIL TO FRY THESE IN?

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  2. I use canola, my mother only used vegetable oil, either is fine. I cant tell the difference.

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  3. These are like what my grandmom made, only hers were dipped in boiled honey. Is there a different recipe? She also would make like a little bracelets with this special wooden dowel and textured mat.

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  4. Lucy, yes these are the same. She would make these into small ropes cut them and add them to boiling honey, its the same dough recipe as struffoli.

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  5. These are yummy, I have had them before. Did you make enough for me?

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  6. When do I put in the White wine and the vanilla?

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  7. "Anonymous" the recipe states to beat the ENTIRE WET ingredients, including the white wine & vanilla in the beginning ;)
    Just read it again & you'll see ;)

    I can't wait to make these - having grown up next to 3 Italian families, who made these every Christmas, I miss them
    Thanks for the recipe & Happy New Year!!!
    WildIrishRose

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  8. "Anonymous" the recipe states to add the ENTIRE WET ingredients, including the white wine & vanilla in the beginning ;)
    Just read it again & you'll see ;)

    I can't wait to make these - having grown up next to 3 Italian families, who made these every Christmas, I miss them.

    Thanks for the recipe & Happy New Year!!!

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  9. @Wild Rose thank you for the explanation appreciate it~ :) hope you like the recipe we love them... make these every year... its a Schenectady NY recipe.... :)

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  10. Can I make these without using the wine? Are these crisp like a wafer or soft like a cookie? My grandmother made a crisp treat, not sure if this is the one, but it all looks delicious!

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  11. @anonymous : Yes you can use orange juice... that's the only other substitution I have tried. Hope that helps

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  12. weird.. I was looking for a recipe similar to my Grandma Mary's for wands and found your blog.. and saw that you had an Aunt Mary from Schnectady! Mine lived a half hour away from there, but creepy coincidence on the name/location ;)

    I will be trying these, thanks!

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