Feb 8, 2009

Fritule

Fritule
Fritule (fritters) are doughnut-like Dalmatian treat with raisins, and since I was born, and grew up in Dalmatia they have a special place in my heart, and bring back fond memories. My kids prefer them to donuts, they put on a great disappearing act every time I make them.
Tons of recipes out there, but basic ingredients are the same. Instead of brandy, I use rum, just my preference.

Fritule

For the starter:
1 packet/ ¼ oz/ 7g yeast
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp sugar
About 4 tbsp warm milk
Mix it all in a cup, and let it rise for a while

For the dough:
400g/ 2 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp sugar, or less
1 packet / ¼ oz/ 7 g vanilla sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp spiced rum, or brandy
1 tbsp lemon rind
1 cup warm milk
About a cup of golden raisins, soaked previously

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, except for milk, then add the starter, and start mixing, gradually adding milk, until it’s all well combined, and starts separating form the wooden spoon or hand, if you prefer mixing with a hand. Add raisins, and mix them in, you can add raisins after rising too. Let it rise in a warm place, until it doubles, or triples really, in bulk.

In a pan, heat oil, not too hot, like medium low, and maintain it that way. Spoon out spoonfuls of dough, and slide it off the spoon with your fingers. You can also dip the spoon into some oil (not hot, in a cup) to get more round fritule, but I don’t do this, I like the edges they get by not using the oiled spoon, that’s my favorite part of fritule : )

Fry them for few minutes on each side, until golden brown, turning them over with a fork. Allow them to drain for a while on a paper towel, and then dust with powdered sugar.

14 comments:

Marija said...

Jooj sto ja ovo volim! U vecitoj sam potrazi za nekim receptom koji ce se pribliziti fritulama koje je pravila baka moje drugarice. Mozda je bas ovaj taj ;)

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Marija - znas kako je sa fritulama, to ti je poput sarme, svakom je svoja ili od svoje mame najbolja :)

Probaj, mozda ce ti se bas svidjati, a imas i puno recepata, pa trazi dok ne nadjes. Mi ih obozavamo, i u zadnje vrijeme ih bas cesto pravim, djeca su luda za njima :)

Cherie said...

Sounds absolutely amazing! No wonder your kids preffer them to doughnuts.Your fritule look so dense and soft. I could have about 10 pieces right now!

Suzy said...

These look delicious! I've never tried making doughnut type treats. You certainly inspire me to do so :-)

SweetSensation said...

super su! :)

Andrea said...

Ah fritule me jako podsjećaju na djetinjstvo jer su bile obavezne za svaki blagdan. Ja nisam neki ljubitelj pa ih ni ne radim, a tvoje su zbilja krasne. :)
Nisam znala da si i ti dalmošica. :))

Eileen said...

Do these ever look good. My kids would love them.

Ramya Kiran said...

Wow, looks yummy and tempting.. Would love to have one!!

Ana-Marija said...

njam, prikle su zakon. ništa ljepše nego kad mi baba napravi cijelu hrpu pa navali :) tvoje izgledaju prekasno :)

farida said...

Ochen vkusno vigladit:)

I think my kids would love it. Thanks for the recipe!

MASATERA said...

Hej predivne su ti fritule :)
Ja ih obožavam, naročito sa kvascem pa kad malo otvrdnu sljedeći dan ili ako kojim slučajem ostane koja za čak treći dan :)

heidileon said...

I'm sure this fritule smells and tates like heaven! And it's a very easy recipe to follow, can't wait to do it.

Debbie said...

They look and sound wonderful. I would love to try these!

Anonymous said...

hehe, ovo mi ponesi na "sastanak" :-))))) odlicno su ti ispale, majstorice! BiserkO

 
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