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RICE FRITTERS

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Hi everybody!

As promised, Hotel Borgo Grondaie is going to reveal the sweet recipe for RICE FRITTERS!

Regarding our tradition in Siena, we use to eat these fritters during the Father’s  Day……they are really delicious.

Here the recipe:

Cook the rice slowly for several hours adding a pinch of salt. As it cooks, it releases starch becoming very creamy. Add candied orange peel to sweeten the mixture, than mix with flour to thicken enough to hold its shape. Form balls of the rice mixture, fry in hot olive oil and dust freely with sugar when still hot.

Source: from  the Book: “ I Luoghi  del Gusto a Siena ”

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CARNIVAL SWEETS

 

 

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It’s Carnival!

Today Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie proposes you a typical recipe of Carnival time: delicious sweets called “Cenci” … yummi!!

In the Christian’s  tradition Carnival marks the moment of celebration before Lent, a period marked by fasting and penance; and like any respectable holiday ….  it couldn’t come without sweet!

Here is the recipe for the fabulous cenci: (from the book: I quaderni di cucina senese “ Con Poco o Niente” by Andrea Maestri).

Make a dough enough firm with 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 10 gr (2,38 tsp or 0,35 oz) of butter and 100 gr (0,43 cup or 3,53 oz) of flour. Work the mixture well and roll out the dough about 3 mm  ( 0,118 inches) high.
Cut the dough (you can use a small wheel for pasta or a jagged knife) into strips two fingers high and about 6/7 cm (2,75 inches) long.
Fry in hot oil, let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

P.s.: you can add to the mix (as my grandmother did) some grated orange peel or a small glass of ‘vin santo” (or dry white wine).

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