Pumpkin fritters with cinnamon sugar

Pumpkin fritters with cinnamon sugar

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  • 24
  • Easy
  • 25 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Longmarket Chenin Blanc-Viognier 2014
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  • 240 g cooked pumpkin
  • 4 T butter
  • 400 g sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 2 t ground ginger
  • ½ t ground nutmeg
  • 240 g cake flour
  • 1½ t baking powder
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • For the cinnamon sugar, mix:
  • 300 g sugar
  • 2 T cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

Place the cooked pumpkin into a piece of clean cheesecloth, knot the corners together and gently squeeze to remove any excess moisture.

Place the butter, sugar and eggs into a mixing bowl and beat using an electric hand-mixer until pale in colour. Add the spices, flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin and mix using a wooden spoon or whisk.

Heat the oil for deep-frying. Using 2 tablespoons, mould the mixture into fritters and carefully place into the oil to fry. Cook in batches for 1 minute on each side, or until golden brown, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.

Drain on kitchen paper, then toss in the cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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    Deborah Tarr
    September 14, 2023

    Please could you check the quantity of sugar for this recipe? When I tried to fry them, they completely disintegrated.