Sunday, March 20, 2011

St. Joseph pancakes (Crespelle di San Giuseppe)

When I was a child, I remember my parents frying a massive amount of pancakes for the 19th of March. I don't remember if they did it really every year, but for sure, they are not doing that anymore these days!
Hereby, I have been taking on this tradition, even though there is not yet any father in this household (but there is a Giuseppina!).


  • 1 kg of flour
  • 25 gr of yeast
  • raisins
  • water
  • oil for frying

Melt the yeast with a small amount of lukewarm water, in a small bowl.

 In the meanwhile, put the flour in a big bowl and then add the yeast in the flour and start to mix.

Slowly, add the raisins and some water so that the dough keeps being soft. The amount of raisins depends on the taste!

Continue to mix and add water (and if wanted, raisins) until the dough is quite soft and the sound, when mixing it, is similar to "plok, plok".
Let it yeast for about 2 hours in a warm place.
Warm up some oil in a pan and with the help of a spoon, shape the pancakes and drop them in the oil. Turn them around so that both sides are golden.

When ready, let them rest on a plate prepared with kitchen paper and season them with sugar.


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