Crescentina (deep-fried bread)

Gnocco fritto

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

  • Time

    13 minutes

  • Difficulty


  • Course

    Bread, focaccia, pizzas

  • Italian Region



Servings 4

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


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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