Carnival Italian Recipes Italian Dessert


The Crema Fritta or (Cremini) is a recipe of Venetian origin that is prepared especially during the Carnival period, even if it is brought to the table whenever there is a leftover of custard.

 Excellent served as a dessert after a meal as long as it is enjoyed hot.



  • 5 ounces sugar
  • 2.5 ounces flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 liter of milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 2 ounces chopped candied orange rinds
  • Fine bread crumbs



Beat eggs and sugar together and slowly add flour, milk, vanilla extract and orange rind, one ingredient at a time.

Pour into medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil while constantly stirring the mixture.
 Pour mixture onto a large greased cookie pan and let cool.

Cut into finger strips, dip into bread crumbs and fry in olive oil.
 Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and serve.

That’s it!

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