Our recipe brings you simple sweet fritters - an ideal choice for breakfast or a treat for those unexpected guests, as they are so quick and easy to make. The batter is whipped up in only 5 minutes, and frying is also fast and easy.
For these fritters you will need only a few basic ingredients such as egg, sugar and flour, in addition to Greek yogurt which gives them their amazingly soft texture and adds tanginess. Finely grated lemon zest adds an aromatic hint of citrus to these simple sweets.
If you fancy small, fried bite-sized treats, we recommend you try our sweet ricotta fritters or Venetian fritole, both so soft and delicious.
Once you have all the ingredients prepared, you will whip up the batter literally in a few minutes.
Combine flour with baking powder in one bowl, while in another whisk egg, sugar, Greek yogurt, salt and finely grated lemon zest. Gradually add flour to the egg/yogurt mixture and whisk until you get a thick dough.
For the frying, fill deep frying pan with sunflower oil (3 - 4 cm deep) and heat to the 170°C (338°F). We suggest you to use a smaller pan so you don't need too much oil.
Using a teaspoon, scoop up some batter and then using another teaspoon slide it into the hot oil. Fry for about 2 - 3 minutes, flipping them on their other side. Fry only 4 - 5 fritters at the same time. Overcrowding the pan will reduce the temperature of the oil, and the fritters will cook longer and soak up too much oil.
Once they are golden brown, transfer them with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Wait for a minute, then dust with some icing sugar. Our delicious sweet yogurt fritters are ready to enjoy!
These little fritters are the best immediately upon frying. We love to dust them with some icing sugar and serve while still warm.
But the possibilities for serving them are endless - you can top them with melted white or dark chocolate or enjoy with a dollop of your favourite jam. They also pair excellently with zesty homemade lemon curd.
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