Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Mardi Gras Fritters or Carnival Donuts...

Because today is Mardi Gras, in the French caribbean today Carnival is at its peak and bellies are being filled with loads of goodies such as Mardi Gras Fritters: Here's an easy recipe to make you salivate! Happy Mardi Gras!

Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1/4 l water
- 125 g of sifted flour
- 75 g butter
- Cinnamon, nutmeg
- 4 or 5 eggs (depending on size)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 lime zest
- Frying oil
- Icing sugar



Pour water, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and lime zest in a pan.

When the mixture begins to boil, add the flour (at once) and stir. Continue to mix away from the heat. Do not worry if the mixture is not smooth. Allow to cool.

Add the eggs one by one while whisking with a fork. Let it rest a few minutes.

With two spoons, form balls of dough and put in the hot frying oil.

When the fritters are golden brown, drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with icing sugar.