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Friday, November 23 2012

Serve these sweet dough and fruit fritters for breakfast, brunch, or as a an appetizer or dessert.


Sweet Holiday Fritters
Recipe from 
Servings: Makes 24 fritters.
Prep Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 2 mins
     cups  all-purpose flour
    1/4  cup  sugar
     tsp.  baking powder
     tsp.  finely shredded lemon peel
    1/4  tsp.  salt
     Tbsp.  shortening
    1/2  cup  dried fruits, such as cranberries, cherries, or snipped apricots
    1/3  cup  milk
       beaten eggs
        Cooking oil
     recipe  Orange Dipping Sauce
In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until flour mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in dried fruit. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
In another bowl combine milk and eggs. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until dough clings together.
On a floured surface knead dough about 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough in 24 portions; shape each portion in a ball. Cover; let rest for 20 minutes.
In a 10-inch skillet pour cooking oil to a depth of 3/4 inch; heat to 375 degrees F. (Submerge end of thermometer in hot oil.) Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface roll each ball in a 4-inch circle.
Fry dough circles, 2 or 3 at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature with Orange Dipping Sauce. Makes 24 fritters.

orange dipping sauce
In a saucepan combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, 1/3 cup orange juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, without stirring, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture measures 1 cup.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 147, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 18 mg, Sodium 45 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Total Sugar 12 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 2 g. Daily Values: Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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