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New Years Fritters | Portzelkje

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Deep fried fritters with raisins covered in powdered sugar. It's a tradition in my Mennonite culture to make these every new years eve and enjoy them with family and friends while watching fireworks and experiencing the beginning of a new year. This tradition was picked up somewhere along the many migrations between countries many generations ago.

New Years Fritters  Portzelkje dark and moody food photography with sparklers new years tradition deep fried fritters with raisins and powdered sugar
New Years Fritters | Portzelkje

New Years Fritters | Portzelkje


Recipe

1 tbsp. yeast

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk, warm

1/2 cup water, warm


Combine and let it rest for 10 minutes or until foamy. Bring raisins to a boil in some water for 5 minutes or until softened. Then add to the mixture along with the rest of the ingredients.


1/2 cup raisins *

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup lard

3 cups flour


Dough will be thin enough to stir with a danish whisk. Don't over mix. Let rise until double. Drop be teaspoon into the hot fat. Fry on low heat. These brown quickly but you want the inside to be cooked thoroughly. Toss in powdered sugar to coat.


Makes about 50 small fritters


Happy New Years!!!


NOTES

  • *raisins can be substituted for chocolate chips or diced apples (don't cook them like the raisins)

  • Dough can be made up to 3 days in advance. Set in the fridge in a tightly covered container. Bring to room temperature before frying.



New Years Fritters  Portzelkje dark and moody food photography with sparklers new years tradition deep fried fritters with raisins and powdered sugar
New Years Fritters | Portzelkje

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