The baked chatter is the typical dessert that is prepared to celebrate Carnival. According to the italian region, there are so many names to refer to this tasty puff pastry: "chiacchiere", "crostoli", "frappe" or "bugie". Traditionally, they are cooked fried but now we propose a light baked variant, great for adults but especially for children, who is allowed to get dirty with icing sugar to give a touch of joy to the most playful party of the year. Have a good Carnival.
300 g of 00 flour
50 g of sugar
a teaspoon of baking powder
50 g of melted butter
a tablespoon of vanilla extract
Prepare all the ingredients to prepare Carnival baked chatter.
Place the flour and the baking powder in a bowl.
Form a fountain with the flour and break the eggs in the center.
Add the sugar.
Next, add the lemon zest and 50 g of melted butter.
Then add a little vanilla extract.
Start to knead vigorously with your hands, mixing all the ingredients.
Knead on a kitchen counter top for a better processing of the mixture.
As soon as you have obtained a compact and homogeneous dough, let stand for about 30 minutes covering it with a cloth.
Divide the dough into two parts.
Set the pasta machine to roll out the dough at level 1.
Lay the dough on the pastry board previously floured and fold it.
Repeat until you reach level 4, so as to obtain thin sheets but not too much.
Use a serrated pastry cutter wheel to form some rectangles.
Then engrave each rectangle in the center.
Put your Carnival chatter on a baking tin with baking paper.
Brush the top of the chatter with some milk.
Bake for about 10 minutes at 180°C.
For those with a sweet tooth: you can melt some dark chocolate in a bain-marie and, with a teaspoon, pour it in a disorderly way on your chatter.
This is the chocolate variant of your chatter.
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve your Carnival baked chatter.