Crescentina (deep-fried bread)

Gnocco fritto

A delicious, tasty and easy-to-make appetizer to open your dinner.

  • Time

    13 minutes

  • Difficulty

    Medium

  • Course

    Bread, focaccia, pizzas

  • Italian Region

    Emilia-Romagna

Ingredients

Servings 4

  • 1 lb all-purpose flour
  • frying oil to taste
  • ¾ oz fresh yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt to taste

Preparation

10 minutes preparation + 3 minutes cooking

Mix all the ingredients with warm milk and allow the dough to rise for about one hour at room temperature, covered.
Roll out the dough until roughly 0.2 inch thick.

Cut into diamonds and deep-fry in lard (or in oil).

Serve hot to accompany cured meats, Prosciutto di Parma DOP, salami and cheese.

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