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A simple fritule recipe with yogurt and apples

by Gogo on February 16, 2010

in Desserts,EatIstria Recipes

Today it’s Mardi Gras, the end of Carnival festivities, the start of the annual Catholic 40-day long fast and the day when fritule are made. All along the Adriatic coast, from Istria to Dalmatia, tradition is very similar – these doughnut-like pastry will be fried and taken outside on the streets, to be eaten still warm in a carnival procession.

Fritule - a traditional Mardi Gras pastry

Fritule - a traditional Mardi Gras pastry

Fritule are very easy to make. Here is a modernized recipes that includes yogurt and grated apples. No need to use yeast of any kind and wait for the dough to grow. You need:

250 ml yogurt
2 eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
a bit of salt
3-4 tablespoons of sugar
raisins according to your taste, soaked in warm water or dark rum
10 tablespoons of flour
1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or add a bit of vanilla essence)
2 grated apples

Mix everything thoroughly. Pour enough vegetable oil in a pan so that fritule do not touch the bottom. Heat the oil until very hot (but not burning!). Use a teaspoon to grab a bit of the dough and fry it until golden brown. Put them on the tissue paper so that the excess oil gets absorbed. When you are done with the frying, sprinkle them with icing sugar.

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Ann Stedul November 29, 2010 at 07:01

do you use plain or self raising flour

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Gogo December 6, 2010 at 22:04

plain, but you have to add baking flour.

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