Venetian Fried Custard – Crema Fritta

fried custard

December 22nd 2011By Alessandra Rovati

This dessert has been popular in Venice since the days of old. Jews have lived in Venice since for so many centuries that nowadays it’s often hard to tell which Venetian recipes have Jewish origins, and viceversa. However, this fried custard bears a resemblance to a Spanish dessert, and some think that it must have been introduced by the Spanish Jews. All Venetians love “Crema fritta”! It’s very popular during the famous Carnival, and as a fried dessert it’s perfect for Hanukkah. It can be served hot or cold.