It isn’t carnival without Venetian frittelle. Although frittelle are widespread throughout Italy, they are considered to be a “historical” sweet of the Serenissima Republic.
The Italian dictionary defines frittelle as a sweet made by deep frying a stiff dough mixed with other ingredients. The Venetian frittelle recipe has different variations. They can be made by adding sultanas or pine nuts, or they can be filled with custard.