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Fritule - Croatian Fritters

Fritule is Croatian festive dessert resembling little doughnuts, they are traditional Christmas treat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them any time of the year when you want a little sweet treat. They are highly addictive, crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside and are done in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Mihaela@Bite It Quick

Ingredients

  • 400 grams (3 1/4 cup; 14.1 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 12 grams (2 1/2 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 heaping tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 360 grams (1 1/2 cup; 12.7 oz) plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rum or brandy optional
  • about 750ml - 1L oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine flour with baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix eggs, sugar, salt, yogurt, vanilla and rum if using. Add wet ingredients mixture to flour mixture and whisk until dough is smooth and there is no lumps. I find it mixing with a whisk a little bit hard, because batter is pretty thick, so I finish mixing with rubber spatula.
  • In a frying pan heat oil on high heat, there should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of oil in pan so the batter do not stick to the bottom of the pan. When oil is hot enough (test by dropping in a small piece of the batter, which should sizzle, but not burn), lower heat to low/medium low.
  • Take 2 dessert spoons, using one spoon take a dollop of batter, and using second spoon push the batter into oil. Fry each ball on all sides until golden. Do not overcrowd the frying pan.
  • Drain on paper towel and dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Notes

I always suggest using a kitchen scale. If you don't have one, buy it! They are cheap and you will always ensure same results in baking!