I usually don’t eat fried food that often, quite rarely actually. If you’ve been following me here on the blog or my social media pages, you probably know already that I prefer eating healthy and that’s just the food I love and enjoy the most. Give me fresh fruit and vegetables in any form any day! But honestly sometimes there is really nothing better than fried dough sprinkled with sugar! 😀 And pasta. And chocolate of course. But let’s stick with fried dough on this occasion, more specifically yogurt sweet fritters. Because it’s February, because we made it through the whole year of global pandemic and because we deserve a little (actually a big!) treat.
One year into this new reality…
By the way, since this is my first post this year, how have you been doing? Honestly, I went through all the phases within the last year. From depression, serious anxiety, panic attacks till acceptance, working on myself, letting go, adjusting to this new reality, taking the most of all the little beautiful things that life offers every day and the list goes on… Now I’m quite calm, finding peace within myself and taking it day by day. So for me that’s more than enough the reason to celebrate and have a treat like these delicious sweet fritters! 🙂 We can always find something to be grateful for and that process of searching for gratitude helps me a lot. Hope you are also finding your ways to navigate through these challenging times, I would love to hear from you and how you are doing!
Let’s talk fritters…
Both me and my mum got this recipe from my sister’s recipe notebook. She’s been using this recipe for years and makes these yummy yogurt sweet fritters for her family often. Kids love them with a glass of milk and it’s such a simple but great sweet snack. The other day I kept seeing donuts and other forms of fried dough on my Instagram feed and I had a biggest craving to make something of that sort. So the following morning I made these for breakfast, yum! I mean, I love my smoothie bowls and oatmeal that I usually eat for breakfast but this was *really* good way to start my day! 😀
Recipe in English:
- 400 ml (1½ cups) yogurt (I actually used kefir this time)
- 2 eggs
- grated peel of 1 lemon or orange (untreated)
- 2 sachet vanilla sugar or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp sugar (I used xylitol)
- pinch of salt
- 20 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 sachet (2 tsp) baking powder
- 1 tbsp rakija (grappa)
- 500 ml oil for frying
- Put yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon peel in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
- Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix using a whisk until you get a smooth batter.
- Heat the oil in a larger frying pan or saucepan and add about half tbsp of batter per fritter into hot oil.
- Don't put too many at the same time and repeat the process until they are all golden brown.
- Line a plate with kitchen paper towels and transfer fritters onto the paper. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Recipe in Croatian / Recept na hrvatskom:
- 400 ml jogurta (ja sam ovaj put koristila kefir)
- 2 jaja
- korica limuna ili narance (neprskane)
- 2 vanilin secera
- malo soli
- 2 zlice secera (ja sam koristila brezin secer tj, xylitol)
- 20 zlica glatkog brasna
- 1 prasak za pecivo
- 1 zlica rakije
- 500 ml ulja za przenje
- Pomijesajte u vecoj posudi jogurt, jaja, secer, vanilin secer, koricu limuna ili narance.
- Dodajte brasno, prasak za pecivo i sol i mijesajte pjenjacom dok ne dobijete glatku gustu smjesu.
- Zagrijte ulje u vecoj tavi za przenje i stavljajte oko pola zlice tijesta po frituli.
- Nemojte stavljati previse odjednom vec ponavljajte postuple dok sve fritule ne dobiju zlatno-smedju boju.
- Oblozite tanjur papirnatim rucnicima i stavljajte przene fritule da se upije dio ulja.
- Posipajte secerom u prahu i dobar tek!
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