Fried Shards of Dough – Crostoli

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 405 kcal


For the dough:

  • 40 g Butter or margarine
  • 20 g Orange peel
  • 2 Eggs, size S
  • 30 g Rum
  • 70 g Sugar, fine, white
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla concentrate
  • 360 g Flour

To garnish:

  • 8 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, (optional)


  • Heat the margarine in a water bath to 40 degrees. Cut the orange peel into small pieces and place in a blender beaker together with 1 egg, rum and vanilla concentrate and puree for 1 minute at high speed. Put all ingredients from margarine to vanilla concentrate in a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk until foamy. Add the flour and knead into a smooth dough with a dough hook. Let ripen for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into strips and roll them out thinly with a pasta machine. Cut the strips into diamond-shaped pieces with a pastry wheel and cut them in the middle (see photo).
  • Heat the frying oil in a deep fryer or wok to 160 - 170 degrees. Fry the broken pieces of dough on both sides until light brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with very fine sugar or a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm and enjoy.


Serving: 100gCalories: 405kcalCarbohydrates: 99.8g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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