Celebrating St Joseph with: ‘I Panzerotti’ on March 19th

Here in Corsica, St Joseph is celebrated on March 19th, notably with ‘I Panzerotti‘ – another speciality for you to try.

Bon appetitu !
Serves 6
Ingredients:                                                                                 Corsica Guide St Joseph
– 125g chick pea flour
– 60cl water
– 50g sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 small glass of brandy/eau de vie
– 1 packet vanilla sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 2 soup spoons orange blossom
Zest of 2 lemons (non-treated)


Mix chick pea flour with 9 glasses of salted cold water in a saucepan. Keep stirring for 15m, allow to cool. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Make a well in the centre and add eggs, eau de vie, orange blossom, zests of 2 lemons and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Fold in the chick pea preparation, and mix again vigorously, until a consistent dough is obtained. Allow to rest for 2h, at room temperature, and cover the bowl with a damp cloth.
Heat the oil. Prepare a large glass of salted water for spoon dipping, (so as the dough does not stick to it). Shape small balls of dough and put into the oil, spreading them out. Allow to fry until golden brown. Drain, and place on paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar before serving, preferably hot !
Source: Corsica Guide ©

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