Submitted by: Dr. Jan and Diane Pol
This Dutch pastry is similar to a doughnut-style fritter. A reminder from his childhood in the Netherlands, Dr. Pol (Reality TV Veterinarian) says that big celebrations, especially on New Year’s Eve, were never complete without this delicious treat.
- 1 package active
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¾ cup warm water
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 (1 pound) package raisins
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
- Dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Combine eggs, milk, corn syrup, raisins, and yeast mixture in a large pot.
- Sift flour and salt into the mixture and mix well for 2 to 3 minutes. Test a spoonful of dough to see if it will fall in a lump from the spoon. If not, add a little more water or milk.
- Let rise in warm place for 2 hours.
- Heat the oil for frying to 350 degrees in a heavy bottomed, deep skillet.
- Drop by tablespoon into the preheated oil; fry the fritters until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Remove them to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining dough. Dust with sugar while warm.