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Cherry Fritters   Veg  HT  DP  Hungarian  20mins plus resting

Hungarian Name:  Cseresznyek Rumos Palacsintaban


Serves 4    Hot  Fruit Alcohol Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  eggless Hungary  Eastern Europe



2 Eggs

50g/2oz Plain Flour
1 tbsp Icing Sugar

A pinch of Salt
1 tbsp Rum

100g/4oz Clarified Butter

120ml/4oz Vegetable Oil

450g/1lb Fresh Cherries with the stems in tact

Extra Icing Sugar

Vanilla Sugar to serve




1. Place the eggs, flour, 1 tablespoon of the icing sugar, salt and rum in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Set aside to rest for 1 hour. 


2. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan until hot.  


3. Dip the cherries into the batter and stand them up in the frying pan containing the hot butter and oil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook the cherries, Turning them carefully by their stems to make sure they crisp on all sides. Cook until golden brown on all sides. 


4.  Transfer the cooked cherries to kitchen paper which has been sprinkled with icing sugar.


5. To serve -  pile the fritters into a pyramid shape and sprinkle with the vanilla sugar. Serve hot.


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