‘Frappes’: if you haven’t already tasted them, certainly worth trying !

Very popular and can be served on many occasions – ideal for all types of festivities, the Corsican ‘frappes’ are simply delicious and be will go by unseen (christenings, birthdays etc,.), they remain a classic choice for many families here.
Ingredients:                                                                                    recettes-corse-frappes
– 500g flour
– 1 packet baking powder
– 50g sugar
– 1 packet vanilla sugar
– 50g icing sugar
– 3 eggs
– 100g butter
– 15cl milk
– 10cl sweetened condensed milk
– 1 lemon zest
You’ll need a deep fryer for this recipe.
In a terrine, place the flour and make a well in the centre. Add the melted butter, eggs, powder sugar and vanilla sugar, salt, baking powder, lemon zest and sweetened milk. Knead well, in order to obtain a smooth and firm pastry.
Roll it into a ball, and allow to rest for 1h at ambient temperature, then cover with a cloth. Flour a work surface, and spread the pastry (0,5cm thickness).
With a cutter, proceed to cut long rectangles of pastry (you can also use other forms, like triangles or ribbons). Heat the oil in the deep fryer. Plunge the strips of pastry for around 5-6m – when they are golden brown, take them out and allow the oil to drip off on a kitchen roll. Sprinkle directly with icing sugar when the pastry is still warm and soft.
Normally, these ‘frappes’ are savoured cold – but, of course they can be eaten hot (for the gluttons!).
A great idea with coffee, or parties too – remember to keep them in mind the next time you’re wondering what to prepare for an occasion.
Source: Recettes Corses ©

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