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Schweizer Fasnachtsküchle | Bake to the roots

Swiss Fasnachtsküchle aka. Carnival Fritters

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 1h 20m
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Swiss


Delicious sweet snack from Switzerland: Swiss Fasnachtschüechli aka. Swiss Carnival Fritters. Crunchy, sweet, and delicious!


2 medium eggs
2 tbsp. sugar
1.7 fl. oz. (50ml) heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
10 oz. (280g) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
fat/oil for frying
confectioners’ sugar for dusting


1. Mix the eggs with sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Add the flour and butter and knead until you get a nice smooth dough. The dough will be quite sticky, but that is ok. Cover and let rest for about 30-40 minutes.
2. Divide the dough into roughly 24 walnut-sized pieces and roll out each piece of dough to a very thin round circle. You should be able to see through the dough – that thin. The dough is very elastic and wants to spring back when rolled out. I had a good experience rolling out the dough and then place it on the back of a round small bowl for some time so it keeps the shape and size and then placing it on a clean kitchen towel. Cover so the dough won’t dry out.
3. Add the fat/oil to a frying pan or pot and heat up to a temperature of about 340°F-356°F. Add the dough circles one after another to the hot fat/oil and fry from both sides until crisp. The Fasnachtsküchle should have a lot of small bubbles and a light golden color. Let drain and cool down on a plate with a piece of kitchen paper – dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve. The Fasnachsküchle should be stored in an airtight container.


Enjoy frying!

Keywords: Fasnachtsküchle, Chüechli, Switzerland, fritters, fried, crunchy, sweet, carnival

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