Italian-Style Castagnole Fritters

60 fritters
Easy
Desserts

Characteristics

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

130
Calories
2 g
Protein
15 g
Carbs
1 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

2 fritters
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 130
  • Lipides 7 g
    • Saturated fat  2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium  110 mg
  • Carbs 15 g
    • fiber  1 g
    • Sugar  8 g
  • Protein 2 g

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon zest
  • canola oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Compliments Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) icing sugar

Method

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together eggs and sugar until thick and pale yellow. Beat in melted butter, sour cream and lemon zest. Gradually stir in flour mixture until a soft, stretchy dough comes together.
  2. Meanwhile, on medium heat, bring large saucepan with 3-in. (8-cm) oil to 180°C (350°F) on an instant read thermometer. Use wet hands to roll heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Working in batches, place rolled dough onto slotted spoon; place in hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 min., turning once, until golden brown. Transfer fritters to paper towel-lined baking sheet. Make 60 fritters.
  3. Mix cocoa powder and icing sugar. Sift mixture onto fritters to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tip:
For a nutty flavour, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) Amaretto or Frangelico liqueur to dough.

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