Saturday, October 9, 2010

Low fat South African Syrup-Soaked Fritters recipe

South Africa Syrup-soaked fritters recipe - 178 calories

500 g cake flour
20 ml baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
125 g butter
2 ml salt
oil (for deep frying)

For the syrup
750 g sugar
2 cinnamon stick
2 inches ginger, peeled
4 whole cloves
375 ml water

1. Prepare the syrup the day before making the critters and cool thoroughly.
2. The sugar dissolved in water over medium heat.
3. Add the spices and ginger.
4. Boil for each other for about 10 minutes.
5. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into bowl.
6. Rub in the butter; add the beaten eggs with enough milk to blend with no stiff.
7. Chill the dough in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
8. Roll out the dough 1 / 4 inch thick and cut into strips about 3 × 1 inch.
9. With a sharp knife, cut each strip into 3 smaller ones, leaving them attached at one end.
10. Braid the strips loosely and pinch the ends to secure.
11. Drop a few at a time into hot oil.
12. Cook until lightly brown and swollen.
13. Lift out and drain for about 1 minute of crumpled paper towels, and then drop them immediately in the syrup cool.
14. Soak in syrup, drained in a sieve until the rise and dry.

Dose: 20 critters

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 178
Calories from fat: 52
Total fat: 5.8g
Cholesterol: 34mg
Total carbs: 27.5g
Fiber: 0.6g
Protein: 3.5g
WW points: 4