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Small Sweet Semolina Pancakes

Frittelle dolci di semolino

Frittelle dolci di semolino JPGTypical dish of the plains of Bologna at the border between Bologna and Modena. It is presented in the shape of small diamond bricks with a crispy surface and a soft inside, dusted with sugar. Its original purpose was to be a side dish for a second course with a free-range spring chicken, cut into small pieces and well browned; the kids liked to eat it on its own as a dessert.

Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients: 1 litre of milk, 150 g of semolina, 5-6 tablespoons of sugar, the whole peel of 1 lemon, 3 eggs, bread crumbs as much as needed, powdered sugar to taste, oil for frying. Serves 6-8.

Preparation: Start boiling the milk after adding the lemon zest to it. When it boils, add the sugar until it is melted, then take the pan off the heat and sprinkle the semolina over it and keep stirring. Put the pan back on the heat and stir until it becomes creamy. Roll the cream out on a wooden cutting board, greased with a little oil, until it is about 1.5 cm thick; flatten the surface with wet hands, to prevent getting burnt. When the cream is very cold, cut it into pieces in the shape of diamonds. Beat the three eggs in a bowl and dip each diamond first in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Fry the “little bricks” in oil, making sure that they turn a golden colour without getting too brown. Dry them on absorbing paper and dust them with icing sugar.

Suggested white wine Serve the same wine used for the main dish


Recipe sent by: Sandra Forni - Bologna

Last modified Oct 30, 2013

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