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Fruit Fritters

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
Fruit Fritters
The sun is shining and, although cool, it's a really beautiful day. Funny how a spot of sunshine can just lift the soul!!
I wanted to make something sweet for our dessert tonight, but as I had a roast in the oven I wasn't really able to bake anything and I was sadly lacking in a lot of other ingredients as well . . . so puddings and such were kind of out of the picture . . .
Fruit Fritters
And then I stumbled upon a recipe for fritter batter in an old shaker cookbook of mine. I think a lot of the shaker's were English Immigrants so . . . it kinda goes with an English Kitchen, does it not?
Fruit Fritters
I think it does anyways, and I happen to know that Banana Fritters are a very popular dish over here!
Fruit Fritters
Of course I don't do anything half way as you know . . . I like to try to put my own stamp on things and to push the edge a little bit and so . . .
I didn't just make banana fritters . . . I made apple fritters and plum fritters too. And then I spied a lone tomato in the basket and thought . . . hmmm . . . tomato fritters. Fabulous! And then coz there was a little bit of batter left I grabbed a little bunch of grapes and thought why the heck not! So in they went also!
They were all pretty special. Tomatoes are a vine fruit, as are grapes, and they both really went down wonderfully, well dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Fruit Fritters
The banana was sweet and sticky and oh so very delicious with some Maple Syrup, likewise the apple, but I am thinking next time (and there will deffo be a next time) I am going to go whole hog and make a toffee sauce!
Oh how wonderful cooking is when you aren't afraid to push the envelope a bit!
Fruit Fritters
*Basic Fritter Batter*
Makes quite a lot
Printable Recipe
This is a basic batter that is great for use on all sorts of fruit. You just need to peel and cut your fruit into bits, dip it into the batter and then deep fry. Serve hot with sugar and or sauce!
6 1/2 ounces flour (1 1/2 cups)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
175ml of milk (approx 2/3 cup)
1 large egg, well beaten
fruit pieces
deep fat for frying
sugar, icing sugar and or syrup for serving
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Whisk in the milk gradually and then whisk in the egg until smooth. Dip peeled fruit slices into the batter and fry in deep fat intil crisp and browned, turning with a fork to brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with sauce or syrup if desired.
Dessert Fritters:
Banana fritters are good served with melted red current jelly, or toffee sauce. Maple syrup is also good. Apple fritters are lovely with maple syrup, or custard or even applesauce! All fruit fritters are lovely dusted with cinnamon sugar. Allow one piece of fruit per person.

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