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Recipe: Is Arrubiolus

Friday 07 february 2020

Among the most loved Carnival sweets in Sardinia, arrubiolus ogliastrini win the podium. These are very delicious fried sweets, made with a delicious mixture of fresh ricotta

Recipe: Is Arrubiolus

Carnival, after Christmas, is the party that brings joy and warms the heart to our homes. Especially children are having fun, they can't wait for this moment to dress up in their favorite characters: superheroes, princesses, monsters ...
But what are the Carnival sweets? The desserts that can be tasted at Carnival are varied and each location follows its own tradition.
In Sardinia, especially in the Ogliastra area, Arrubiolus are prepared, fried sweets, which according to the area are known by different names.
Delicious and very particular sweets whose origin is very ancient, arrubiolus are made with a delicious mixture of fresh ricotta, which is perfumed and colored with the addition of grated orange and lemon zest, and a pinch of saffron.
Let's see how they prepare.


For 6 people
250g flour
250g fresh ricotta
50g caster sugar
150 ml of milk
150g eggs
12g of yeast in sachet
the zest of half an orange
zest of half a lemon
1 sachet of saffron
peanut oil for frying
icing sugar


We begin to work the ricotta together with the granulated sugar, in a large bowl, until a creamy consistency is obtained. Add the egg, lemon zest, orange zest and saffron sachet and mix. We alternately pour the flour and milk into our dough, ending with the addition of salt and yeast. Once a homogeneous mixture is obtained, we form balls and fry them in a large pan. Once they are golden brown to perfection, remove them from the oil, and let them drain on a sheet of absorbent paper until they cool. Once cold, we can garnish our arrubiolus with sifted icing sugar, granulated sugar or honey.

Enjoy your meal!


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