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Italian snack

Post by rudy » Tue, 17 Jan 2006 8:14 pm

Hi, i'm looking for this italian snack but i forgot what it's called. it's looks a little like totilla chips except they're glazed with sugar. they're sweet, cruncy and oh so lovely. anyone out there able to help. (sorry for the poor description)

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Post by Cheekybeek » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 2:47 pm

Crostilli?sp? I have no idea where you'd get it but its like a deep fried golden pastry with sugar sprinkled on, you could probably make it yourself if you can get hold of a recipe, I can ask my brother, he is a pastry chef and used to make this stuff all the time.

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Post by rudy » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 5:11 pm

Hey thanks a lot. not sure whether its pastry thou cause its really crunchy.
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Post by Cheekybeek » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 6:37 pm

yup, a bit like those won ton wrappers deep fried really crispy

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Post by rudy » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 12:46 am

would appreciate the receipe if it isn't any trouble.
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Post by Cheekybeek » Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:19 am

I emailed my brother, might take a couple of days for a reply. I have a feeling its basically fresh lasagna sheets cut into triangles and deep fried and sprinkled with sugar.

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Post by Cheekybeek » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 6:11 pm

Crostilli
4 oz butter
6 oz sugar castor
4 eggs
juice of two lemons
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup brandy or rum
cream above ingredients then add 3 lb medium or plain flour and 3 oz of baking powder clear then rest mix for ten minutes before rolling out. When rolled out you should be less then 1 mm thick cook in oil at 180oc and roll in graded sugar.

This might make a lot- the recipe comes from the bakery my brother worked at, would be expensive to make as well considering the alcahol (I didnt realise there was so much!) but I am almost 100% sure this is what you wanted. Where have you tried it before?

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Post by Cheekybeek » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 6:32 pm

I googled around and found this similar recipe:

Ingredients for Bugie:

3 C flour

3 eggs

1/2 C sugar

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz brandy

oil for deep frying

powdered sugar

Mix dough well. If too dry, add water. If too soft, add flour to the work surface. Roll out thin. Cut any shape you wish. Fry in hot oil, 4 or 5 pieces at a time. Place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

In my opinion you could substute the brandy for some brandy essence mixed with fresh orange juice.

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Post by rudy » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 7:51 pm

You're right. Guess I'll have to experiment smaller portions. Either that or cross my fingers and hope eveyone can't get enough of it. I don't remember tasting any liquor in it, but in any case your brother's recipe sounds yummy (its got rum ) My friend's mum made it and he gave me some, but that was years ago and we kinda lost contact. Thanks so very very much. will let u know how it turns out

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Post by Cheekybeek » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:32 am

I never tasted alcohol in it either, but its YUM! maybe i'll have to make some too. I think for the wine you would have to use a fairly sweet italian wine.

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Italian Snack

Post by laurent001 » Sat, 28 Jan 2006 10:13 pm

I think you can get the snack at the Pitt's Place at the Grand Hyatt. Chef Osvaldo has the best cuisine from Italy including those snacks

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