- Light on the inside and crunchy on the outside of these delectible fritters.
- S. Chokel
Serves/Makes:20 small individual fritters
- 2 cups (475 ml) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) superfine sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) of dry white wine
- 5 tbsp (70 ml) of grappa or a liqueur of choice
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 3 egg whites
- LOTS of oil for deep frying
- superfine sugar for dusting
- Put the flour in a bowl with the sugar and the salt, and stir in the white wine, grappa, melted butter and egg yolks, to make a batter.
- Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or a deep heavy pan to 385 degrees (200 C.), so that it is waiting and ready.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold these into the batter.
- Twist the bottom of a pastry bag fitted with a wide nozzle (so the batter doesn't pour straight through) and pour the batter into the pastry bag.
- Standing well back, incase the fat spits, squeeze small quantities of the batter ino the sizzling fat--You are going to try and make a "squiggly" shape like a coil of rope, so move the pastry bag in a circular motion as you squeeze it.
- Fry in batches of about 6-8 at most.
- Scoop out the fritters as soon as they are crisp and brown, drain on paper toweling and sprinkle with the sugar.
- Serve hot for the utmost treat!!
- Note 1: My husband likes me to pipe in some Bavarian Cream with a swirl of raspberry coulis for a touch of the berry's flavor or a rich buttercream filling.
Note 2: BE CAREFUL when making these around children or teenagers, they require your full attention.. both the fritters and the kids. Someone could be seriously hurt!
Note3: I like to use Frangelico (Hazelnut Liqueur) and stuff them with buttercream and ground hazelnuts and then rolled into powdered sugar for Christmas.