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Pumpkin Fritters (Pampoenkoekies)

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“This is a wonderful contribution to a Thanksgiving meal. These are rich and delicious morsels normally served hot with the meal but are equally tasty the next day as a cold dessert. Please note, prep time includes frying time.”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
42 fritters
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FRITTERS:
  2. Sift all dry ingredients.
  3. Mash pumpkin finely and beat in egg yolks.
  4. Whisk egg whites til light and fluffy - do not make them too stiff.
  5. Gently mix egg whites into pumpkin and then fold pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients.
  6. Fry tablespoonsful of fritter batter in hot oil until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towel and place into ovenproof dish.
  8. Now preheat the oven to 180°C.
  9. SYRUP:
  10. Bring water, sugar, butter, milk, cinnamon, and salt to the boil, lower heat and thicken with flour.
  11. Pour syrup over fritters and bake for 15 - 30 minutes.

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