ome people say that each one of us wears not just one mask, but lots of them. What do you think about that? Are you truly yourself in each and every situation, with each and every person, or, like the rest of us, you pretend to be someone else? However, no matter how much you like your mask, there is one powerful ‘weapon’, a sweet force that will make you reveal yourself, because – with your mask on, you simply can’t eat it! It’s round, it’s warm, it smells like heaven, it’s filled with raspberry jam, it’s simply – yummy! So – masks off and enjoy – krapfen!
As we all know, the second most important thing about carnival, after costumes and masks is – food. So, what all of us with a sweet tooth love the most? In France they make , in Italy castagnole, in Canada candy apples – and in Croatia we eat krapfen! Austro-Hungarian Monarchy that ruled here for more than 50 years, left a huge legacy – numerous beautiful buildings, railways, roads, castles, and – traditional recipes. One of those is a recipe for krapfen.
This deep fried enriched dough is very similar to , but – without the hole in the middle! And there is another difference as well – krapfen are always filled after frying, in most cases with a jam, but I can certainly recommend krapfen filled with , vanilla or . You can use a special piping tip called “Bismarck” that easily makes a hole and fills your krapfen at the same time. Dust them with lots of icing sugar and you are ready to get your sugar mustache!
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I read and really appreciate all the comments, even though I do not always have the time to respond to each one. So – keep me in the loop and try to create some sweetness every day because – Sweetness is happiness!!