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Sweet Yogurt Fritters

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Everyone loves these sweet fritters, made of 7 basic ingredients. The batter is whipped up in only a couple of minutes and frying is also quick and easy.

If you fancy small, fried bite-sized treats like these, we recommend you to try also our sweet ricotta fritters.

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Making the batter

Once you have all the ingredients prepared, you will whip up the batter literally in a few minutes.

Combine FLOUR BAKING POWDER in one bowl, while whisk together EGG, SUGAR, GREEK YOGURT, SALT and finely grated LEMON ZEST in another one. Gradually add flour to the egg/yogurt mixture and whisk again, until you get a thick dough.

Frying the fritters

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

Useful frying tip

  • The oil temperature should be around 170°C/338°F. If the oil is too cold, the fritters will soak up too much oil. In the case the oil is too hot, the fritters will burn on the outside but remain uncooked in the middle.

  • If you don't have a kitchen thermometer, just drop a pinch of batter into the oil. If it floats on the surface in a few seconds and browns slowly, the temperature is right. If it doesn't start bubbling, the oil is not yet ready. In the case it browns too quickly, the oil is too hot and you should lower the temperature.

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Serving ideas for sweet yogurt fritters

These little fritters are the best immediately upon frying. Just dust them with some icing sugar and enjoy while still warm!

They are also great topped with melted chocolate or served with a spoon of your favourite jam (we love Good Good jams made with natural sweeteners). Homemade lemon curd also pairs amazingly with sweet yogurt fritters!

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Sweet Yogurt Fritters

MAKES: 24 small fritters
COOKS IN: 20 minutes


  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 30g caster (fine) sugar (1/8 cup)
  • 120g Greek yogurt (1/2 cup), at room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 105g plain flour (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • sunflower oil, for frying


  1. Combine together flour and baking powder in a small bowl.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, caster sugar, Greek yogurt then add salt and finely grated lemon zest and whisk again.

  3. Gradually add flour to the egg/yogurt mixture and whisk until you get a smooth batter.

  4. Fill a medium-sized frying pan 2/3 full with sunflower oil and place over a low-medium heat, bringing the temperature to 170°C/338°F.

  5. When the oil is heated, using two teaspoons drop small portions of mixture into the oil. Fry 4-5 fritters at a time. Fry them for about 2-3 minutes or until they are lightly golden and puffed. 

  6. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate lined with kitchen paper to drain. Leave them for a few minutes, then dust with icing sugar and serve.

Handy equipment:

Mixing Bowls
Balloon Whisk
Saucepan (we love
Misen non-stick saucepan)
Slotted Spoon
Citrus Zester
Mini Sieve

CATEGORIES: Pastries & Tarts, Fried Desserts, Italian Inspired
Quick & Easy

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