Frittelle Di Chanukkah – Chanukkah Fritters

Frittelle Di Chanukkah – Chanukkah Fritters
June 14 00:00 2001 Print This Article
Frittelle Di Chanukkah - Chanukkah Fritters

Prep Time: 25 minutes – Cost: $
“Servings: 10 – Difficulty Level: 3


  • 2 envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 1 cup olive oil, for frying
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Combine flour, salt & anise seeds in bowl. Gradually add the dissolved yeast & the olive oil, mixing until a rather soft dough is formed. Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth & elastic.
  2. Spread the raisins and knead the dough over them until they have all been incorporated into the dough. Shape into a ball, cover with a clean kitchen towel & let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until double in bulk.
  3. With the palms of your hands, flatten to about 1/2 inch thickness. Let rest uncovered for 15 minutes. With a sharp knife, cut into 36 diamonds.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan & fry a few diamonds at a time, turning, until golden on both sides. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Heat the honey in a saucepan with 2 tbsp of lemon juice & boil for 3 minutes. Arrange frittelle on a serving plate & pour the hot honey over them.

Source: The Recipe Page Newsletter – 12/14/97

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