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Baked Chiacchiere: Italian Carnevale Pastry

  • Author: Veronica Lavenia
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 portions 1x


A traditional treat of Carnevale, chiacchiere are scraps of dough flavored in different ways, stretched thin, and fried in oil. Try this baked version for a healthier take on the classic.


Units Scale
  • 250 g 9 oz brown rice flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 50 g 2 oz light brown sugar
  • pinch of organic baking powder
  • the rind of an organic lemon
  • 1 large organic beaten egg
  • 50 ml 2 fl oz mild extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Marsala dessert wine
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar (optional to taste)


  1. Mix the flour with the salt, sugar, baking powder and lemon rind.
  2. Add the egg, oil, dessert wine, milk and knead until a firm dough.
  3. Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Roll out the dough so thin and form rectangles with the toothed wheel cutter. Place the strips on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake, in preheated oven, at 180° C, in a preheated oven (350° F / Gas 4) for 10 minutes.
  6. Once warm, decorated with icing sugar.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Pastry
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: carnavale, carnival, festival, pastries, italian, italian food, baking, bread, sweet bread

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