Galani: It’s one ot the traditional Carnival sweets in Venice and surroundings (the other one is called Frito’la) that you should definitely taste during your stay in the lagoon. Otherwise, in case you’re not gonna be here for Carnival and you want to bring some Carnival feeling to your home, you find the recipe for some homemade Galani here:
500 gr flour
½ glass of Soave or white wine (dry)
60 gr butter
120 gr sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1 package of vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
icing sugar (to dust the Galani)
oil, to fry
Put the flour in a large bowl, make a cavity in the middle of the flour and put all the other ingredients inside and gently work it together. Leave to rest for about 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry (3 mm) and cut to rectangles (about 7×14 cm, or tinier if you wish).
Fry the Galani and put them to cool down on a plate when they have a nice brown golden colour.
Dust the Galani with icing sugar before serving.
Piacere, mi chiamo Beatrice!
I grew up in the heart of the Alps, in Innsbruck, and decided in 2012 to move from the snowy Tyrolean peaks to the Venetian lagoon.
The travel-bug bit me during an Erasmus stay in France and so I decided after my University studies to start a backpack adventure through Canada.
After one year I said “good bye” to the American continent and moved to Venice (What you do for love!) and searched for a possibility to combine my passion for languages, travelling, culture and reading.
The solution? Four years ago I passed the governmental exam here in Italy to become a licensed tour leader and then a tour guide. Since then I’m guiding visitors through this fascinating city.