Baking Class: Traditional Carnevale Biscotti

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 6:00–9:30 PM | $90 + Taxes

Chiacchiere di carnevale. Source: Bari Today

Carnevale is one of Italy best loved – and decadent! – winter festivals in Italy.

All over the peninsula there are celebrations this time of year, as people brace for the looming austerity of the Lent season with lavish feasts filled with hearty meat dishes and sumptuous sweets.

In this hands-on class, hosted by the talented Anna Sottile, you’ll learn to make some of the most popular Carnevale sweets, and take a batch with you to enjoy at home with friends and family!

Recipes We’ll Make

Chiacchiere – probably the most famous dolce di carnevale is this crisp, airy convection known by different names in various regions of Italy (frappe, bugie, cenci, crostoli). Tonight we’ll make the traditional fried version, highly dusted with icing sugar.

Bigne (baked version) – Italian “cream puffs” or “profiteroles”, filled with custard. Though they are often fried, we’ll be making a lighter, baked bigne this evening.

Ravioli Dolci con ricotta – simple but delicious, these baked sweet ravioli are stuffed with a light ricotta filling

Food & Drinks During the Class
  • A light, buffet style meal will be served during the class
  • Wine will be available for sale by the glass. Or you can bring your own – $15 corkage fee applies




Bigne alla crema. Source: Cucchiao d’Argento


Ravioli Dolci. Source: Agrodolce

About the instructor

Anna Sottile is the owner / founder of Italy at Home, a gourmet Italian shop specializing in home-made, traditional confections (“Nonna cookies”) and artisanal Italian products: olive oils, preserves, pastas, chocolates, panettone and much more. Italy at Home specializes in beautifully crafted gift arrangements so it’s a great place to visit throughout the year for all your gifting needs!


Please note:

  • We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs – please contact us before booking
  • No refunds after purchase. Exchanges permitted up to 3 days prior to the event
  • Tickets to Cucinato events are transferable