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Carnival fritters

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Origin of dish:  France
Type of cooking:  Hob
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4):


Mix flour, cornflour, salt, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Break eggs, then beat lightly.
Add to mixture, along with lemon zest and butter.
Mix thoroughly, until you have a smooth mixture.
Cover with a clean towel and chill for an hour.
Roll pastry out to about 1/2cm in thickness, then cut into shapes with a pastry cutter.
Heat oil to 170°C (325°F) in deep fat fryer, or deep pan, then fry pastry.
Turn with skimmer a few times to make sure they are evenly cooked and golden.
Take out and leave on kitchen roll to strain. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
Serve hot or cold.
Advice: Add flavour to your fritters, with rum, kirsch or orange flower water.
Your fritters should keep for 10 days in an airtight container.

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