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The Hirshon Croatian Christmas Fritters – Fritule

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Units Scale
  • 500 grams of flour
  • 20 grams of fresh yeast
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 80 grams of golden raisins
  • The microplaned zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 grams of white sugar
  • 20 grams of melted butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 100 mls whole milk
  • 75 mls of full fat yogurt
  • 50 mls viljamovka (or rum, if unavailable)
  • 5 grams of salt
  • Approximately 500 mls of frying oil
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Sift flour into a bowl.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, raisins, yogurt, salt, sugar, butter, grated lemon zest, apple cider vinegar and 25 mls of the viljamovka in a large bowl.
  3. In a large glass dissolve yeast with 100 ml milk and 2 Tbsp sugar, cover and let rise to fill the glass.
  4. Then add yeast to the flour and add enough milk so it forms a soft dough.
  5. Allow it to rest covered for approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Takes pieces of the dough with a teaspoon and drop into hot oil.
  7. Fry each ball on all sides until golden.
  8. Take each ball out and rest a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
  9. Once all of the fritule are ready, pour the rest of viljamovka over them, transfer into a serving bowl and dust with powdered sugar.
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  • Calories: 1735.59 kcal
  • Sugar: 31.71 g
  • Sodium: 516.63 mg
  • Fat: 124.23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.86 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62 g
  • Carbohydrates: 134.15 g
  • Fiber: 5.93 g
  • Protein: 18.37 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.91 mg

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