Thursday, December 12, 2013

On the 12th day of Christmas...

Blog Hop:  12 Days of Christmas
Event Date:  December 1st  - 12th 2013

SOURCE: Every Dalmatian mom’s recipe
PREPARATION TIME: 5 – 10 min + the time the dough will take to rise
COOKING TIME: 20 – 30 min
CUISINE: Croatian – Dalmatian
SERVES: Loads!
50 g of raisins, rinsed and soaked in warm water (this softens them)
1 kg of all-purpose flour
3 eggs
3 tbsp. sugar
2 sachets of vanilla sugar (or two tsp. of vanilla essence)
1 1/2 cube of fresh yeast (40 g), or 3 sachets of dried yeast
1 dl vegetable oil for the dough + more for frying
zest of 1 – 2 lemons
zest of 1 – 2 oranges
2 tbsp. dark rum (or grape brandy, or why not both!)
warm water as necessary

1. Put the eggs, sugar, vanilla and vegetable oil in a bowl, and beat together with a wooden spoon for a little. Add lemon and orange zest, and raisins.
2.  If you are using dried yeast, mix in the yeast in one part of the flour. Then, add this to the eggs.  OR If you are using fresh yeast, melt the yeast in 2 dl warm water. Then add the yeast to the egg mixture, and then the flour.
3. Mix with the wooden spoon. Continue mixing until the dough stops sticking to the wooden spoon.
4. Leave the dough to stand, until it almost doubles in size. The mixture is going to be warm, but it mustn't be too warm otherwise it will ruin the yeast (says mom). If your pot/bowl is cold, put it in another bowl/pot filled with warm water. 
5.  Pour some oil in a pan – you need to have enough so that the fritule don’t touch the bottom of the pan when you add them to the oil. Heat the oil until fairly hot.
6. Dip a spoon in the oil. This will stop the dough from sticking to it. Then, take a bit of dough in your hand, squeeze it in your fist, and scoop off what comes out between the thumb and the index by using the spoon. 
7. Put the dough ball into very hot oil. And repeat the process: dip the spoon into hot oil, then scoop the dough, then put the dough ball into hot oil. Fry until golden brown. 
8. Turn the dough balls over. Start taking them out when they get this nice golden color.
9.Take them out in batches and put on some tissue paper which will soak up some of the oil.
10. Put the fritule in a pan and cover with a lid to keep them a little warm.
11. Repeat the process until you use up all the dough. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving. Fritule don’t need to live in the fridge, and can last for a few days. 

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When they awaken from their alternate world, will they be able to cross countries to find each other again?

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  1. Sounds like a yummy treat. Thanks for sharing. Love Remains was a wonderful book.

    1. Thanks Nana. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it. It's author's best praise.

  2. Those look sooo good. Thanks for sharing. Love your site.