Filled Yeast-Risen Fritters

Preparation info
  • Makes

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Krapfen, which means “fritters” in German, are another example of a foreign pastry very much at home in Italy. Although these probably entered Italy through the Trentino-Alto Adige region, where the Austrian influence is strong, they are seen throughout mainland Italy, even in Naples, where they are known as i graf in dialect.

Krapfen resemble a filled doughnut and are perfect for brunch or snacks but are not necessarily a dessert to be served at the table.