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The “Gnocco fritto” (fried bread) is a dough very similar to bread that is usually served with appetizers such as cheese and many other dishes.
This fried bread is prepared with flour, water, yeast and lard, which can be safely replaced with butter or, for vegans, with extra virgin olive oil.
Some people use baking powder for convenience, but if you want to get a better result, I recommend using the fresh yeast.
GNOCCO FRITTO (FRIED BREAD)
Ingredients for 4 people: 250 g Manitoba flour – 100 ml water – 4 g fresh yeast – 30 g lard (or butter or extra virgin olive oil) – 1 pinch of sugar – 1 pinch of salt – oil
Take half of the water (50 ml), heat it slightly and add the crumbled yeast, the sugar and stir.
Add 50 g of flour and mix with a fork. If you decide to use baking powder, you will have to add it as the last ingredient in the dough.
Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for about 1 hour until bubbles are created on the surface.
Add all the remaining flour and water and knead, add the salt and the lard (or butter/extra virgin olive oil), at room temperature and knead vigorously for about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let it rise again for about 2 hours.
When the dough is well leavened remove it from the bowl, flour the worktop and roll out the dough with a rolling pin so as to make it thin.
Cut with a sharp knife the dough into strips and then give them a diamond shape, the classic shape of the Gnocco fritto.
Heat the lard or the oil and, when it is hot, fry two or three pieces at a time so that the temperature does not drop excessively and the fried dumpling swells perfectly.
Fry the gnocco fritto for about 10 minutes turning it continuously then drain and put it on absorbent paper.
Serve the gnocco fritto hot with cheeses as an appetizer or as a main dish, or as a substitute for bread.
Enjoy your meal!