Carnival ears, traditional recipe (which is a vice)

Spanish gastronomy has many and varied carnival recipes to its credit. One of the most popular and traditional is the carnival ears. We shared with you a long time ago how to make them with Thermomix, but today we are going to show you how they are made in the most traditional way.

It is a simple recipe in the ingredients, but it requires a certain morning in the execution, not so much so that the ears look like pig ears as tradition dictates, but so that the dough is thin, light and crisp, which is How else can you enjoy this typical carnival sweet?


For 30 units
  • Wheat flour 250 g
  • Butter 50 g
  • Anise or brandy liquor 25 ml
  • Warm water 100 ml
  • Icing sugar 60 g
  • Egg 1
  • Lemon zest 0.5
  • Salt

How to make carnival ears

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 30 m
  • Repose 1 hour

We start mixing all the ingredients except the flour in a bowl until we form a homogeneous cream. If we do not like the touch of the lemon we can use orange or tangerine zest. Then we incorporate the flour sifting it to form a light, manageable, elastic and slightly greasy dough. Let it rest for at least an hour.

The next step is the most delicate of all, because we must stretch small balls the size of a large marble until they are shaped like an ear <(more or less). The important thing, more than the shape, is that they are as thin as possible. So that the dough does not stick to us, you do not have to use flour, but smear the work surface and the rolling pin with olive oil.

As we shape the dough, we fry the ears in boiling oil (but without burning). It can be olive oil, although for this type of fried I prefer sunflower, since the greater flavor of the former can steal the limelight from the lemon. Let the excess oil drain on a plate with kitchen paper and sprinkle with a little icing sugar before serving.

With what to accompany the carnival ears recipe

Light, crispy, tasty and irresistible. This is what carnival ears are like, an uncontrollable vice that will disappear from the table as soon as you serve them next to coffee after lunch or during a snack.

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