Deep Fried Pumpkin Fritters with Caramel-toffee Syrup

Deep Fried Pumpkin Fritters with Caramel-toffee Syrup
Deep Fried Pumpkin Fritters with Caramel-toffee Syrup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Fritters:

  • 3

    cups (750 gram) crown pumpkin, cooked, mashed and well-drained (add a cinnamon stick when you cook it for more flavour)

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon (5 ml) salt

  • 2

    cups (500 ml or 275 gram) self raising flour

  • 3

    teaspoons (15 ml) baking powder

  • 500

    ml oil for frying

  • Syrup:

  • 1

    cup (250 ml) water

  • 1/2

    cup evaporated milk

  • 1

    tablespoon (15 ml) custard powder

  • 1

    cup (250 ml) sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon (15 ml) butter

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Fritters: 1. Ensure that the cooked pumpkin is well drained. 2. Beat eggs, add to pumpkin and mix. 3. Sift the self-raising flour, salt and baking powder together and mix with pumpkin to form a soft dough. 4. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. 5. Scoop batter into frying oil using a dessert spoon and fry until light brown and cooked through. 6. Drain on kitchen paper. 7. Keep warm in serving dish. Syrup: 1. Add a little of the cold water to the custard powder and mix to form a smooth paste. 2. Heat the rest of the water and evaporated milk in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar in it. 3. Add butter and cinnamon and bring to the boil. 4. Stir in the custard powder paste and boil for a minute. 5. Pour sauce over warm fritters and serve immediately.

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