Italians celebrate everything with food and Carnevale is no exception. One of the simplest joys of the Carnevale season in Italy is cenci. These are fried cookies that are available in every pasticceria and bar and grandmother’s kitchen. Not only are they easy to make, but they also happen to be highly addictive…be forewarned if you happen to make these and plop yourself in front of the TV with a DVD it is very possible to finish the whole batch. It’s more possible to finish the whole batch if you take the bottle of Vin Santo with you from the kitchen to the TV.
This is one of those recipes that also offers the happy convenience that you likely have virtually everything in your kitchen already…maybe not the Vin Santo, but then you have an excuse to go buy more wine.