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grappa-flavoured fritters

Also known as fortaie or kiachi, these are Trento's version of Baveria's strauben or American 'funnel cake'—made with butter, flour, eggs, grappa and wine (or beer), then dripped through a funnel into hot oi, into the shape of a cake and covered with powdered sugar or a dollop of marmellata di mirtillo rosso (lingonberry jam).

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Trentino-Alto Adige

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

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