Crescentina (or gnocco fritto) recipe


Fried dumplings


The crescentina is made according to a recipe that can have slight variations from family to family. This is the recipe collected by the Tourist information office (Iat) from Colli Bolognesi.


Ingredients for 4 people
- 250 gr flour
- 25 gr lard or butter
- 1 packet of fresh yeast
- milk (as required)
- salt
- lard or oil for frying


Mix flour with baking powder and a bit of salt, mix with the milk and lard (or melted butter). Roll out the dough with a rolling pin holding it high, do more "revolutions" always folding it and eventually roll it into a sheet of aboout ½ cm. Cut it into diamonds of about 5 cm. from the side, fry a few at a time into very hot lard or oil. When the pieces are swollen and flushed, put them on paper towels.

The crescentine are excellent, if you stuff it with cold cuts and traditional cheeses.  

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Info on the tourist location

The IAT Colli Bolognesi (Tourist Information Office of the Bolognese Hills) is located at Villa Garagnani in Zola Predosa and it provides information about Zola Predosa and Casalecchio di Reno. It also provides information on the other locations of the Samoggia Valley, such as Bazzano, Castello di Serravalle, Crespellano, Monte San Pietro, Monteveglio e Savigno.



IAT Colli Bolognesi c/o Villa Edvige Garagnani

Via Masini 11 - 40069 Zola Predosa
Ph. +39 366 8982707

Fax +39 051 752838


Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm e 2.00pm-6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm
Closed on Tuesday, Sunday and Holidays


U.R.C.A. - Sportello del cittadino [Ufficio Relazioni Cittadino Amministrazione] 
Sede Municipale – Piano terra Piazza della Repubblica,1 – 40069 Zola Predosa

Phone: 0039 051.6161610
Fax: 051.6161649/711

Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 7.45am-1pm

Sat 7.45am-12.30pm
Thu 7.45am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm






Last update: 30-08-2019