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

3 eggs

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.

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