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New Year's Fritters (Portzelke) Recipe

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This recipe for New Year's Fritters (Portzelke), by , is from The vonNiessen Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Katherine Sawatzky
Added: Wednesday, June 24, 2009


2 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
2 pkgs dry yeast
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 lb raisins
1 lb prunes (diced)
6 egg yolks
6 cups flour
6 beaten egg whites
enough cooking oil to deep fry fritters.

Step one: Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in 1 cup of warm water and`sprinkle dry yeast on top. Make sure every grain is wet without stirring. Step two: Combine the 1 cup water, milk, salt, sugar, baking powder, raisins and prunes. Step three: Fold in egg yolks and the yeast mixture. Step four: Stir flour into mixture to make a stiff batter. Fold in beaten egg whites. Set mixture in a warm place and allow batter to double in size. Drop spoonfuls of batter into 375 cooking oil and fry until golden brown and done in center. This is Norman Sawatzky's favorite and personally adapted recipe out of the Mennonite cookbook. HE makes them every New Year's Day!




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