Chocolate Chiacchiere Recipe ___

Chocolate Chiacchiere Recipe


For the Chiacchiere:

  • 1.5 cups 00 or all purpose flour
  • 0.67 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 0.25 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Large eggs, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • pinch of salt
  • oil for frying
  • Confectioners Sugar for dusting


In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa and sugar.

Make a well and add in the eggs. Whisk with a fork until blended.

Add in the milk, rum, zest and salt and begin to knead with your hands until a supple dough forms. If the dough is dry add 1 tablespoon of milk. If the dough is too soft add a sprinkle of flour.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest for 10 minutes at room temperature.

On a floured work surface, roll the dough out as thin as possible. Using a ravioli cutter, cut out rectangles about 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick.

Dab the centers of the rectangles with a bit of water and pinch down to make a bow shape.

Heat about 2 inches of oil and fry in batches until the chiacchiere are crisp, about 30 seconds to one minute. Do not overlook. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and dust with confectioners sugar.