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Similar to mini donuts, fritule or pašurate are a ball shaped fried dough made with flour, eggs, milk or yogurt, lemon zest, and brandy. To add some more flavor, you can add raisins or apple. They are usually prepared during the winter holidays and carnival.

fritters with apples


400 g (14 oz) Flour
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
4 tablespoons sugar
360 g (12.6) yogurt
salt, pinch
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons of rum
Icing sugar for coating
Vegetable oil, for frying


Mix the flour with the baking powder.
In another bowl mix the eggs with sugar, then add salt, lemon zest, yogurt, and rum.
Stir well with a wooden spoon, add the flour with the baking powder into the mixture and stir again until well incorporated and homogeneous.
The mixture needs to be thick and soft, and you can adjust it with additional milk or flour.
Heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan, the oil should be around 8 cm (3 inches) deep, as pašurate have to be deep fried.
Put a small pearl-like amount of mixture in the oil, when it starts to bubble the oil is ready. Use two metal spoons to form a small ball (3 cm diameter) and drop it into the hot oil.
Fry until golden brown on both sides.
Once fried, place the fritters on absorbent paper to drain.

Italian fritters


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