Now that one of us has been diagnosed with celiac (coeliac) disease we cannot make and eat many of the traditional foods that we have grown to love. Here I reveal my attempt to make a gluten free version of the portselkje that I grew up with, usually around the New Year.
2 eggs separated 1 pinch cinnamon 1 Tblsp icing (confectioner's) sugar 1 pinch cream of tartar 1 cup white rice flour 3/4 cup tapioca starch 1/4 cup coconut flour 1 pinch xanthan gum 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk (maybe a bit more) 1-2 cups apples (some like raisins -- you can try any fruit) Canola oil for deep frying or whatever you are used to using ... lard! Chop the apples into one cubic centimetre volume bits or whatever smallish size you like. I used one and a half large apples. One entire Salish apple and one half of an Ambrosia. I prefer to use apples that do not get mushy with cooking and these are pretty good for that. I used a stand mixer to mix this. Whip the egg whites and add a pinch of potassium bitartrate (cream of tartar). Add the cinnamon and confectioner's sugar. Add the milk, egg yolks, then flours, starch, xanthan gum, and baking powder, then fruit, mixing the whole time. The batter should be soft and look lumpy. If it is actually runny it will be too difficult to deep fry. Deep fry by dropping spoonfulls carefully into hot oil. Serve with a sprinkling of icing sugar and/or cinnamon.
This is an experimental recipe, a beta version if you will. Probably it is best if you think of this as a possible version of fritters and use your best judgement.Back to recipe index