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Portselkje (Portzelky), New Year's Fritters

There are many possible spellings for this word among the Mennonites.

1    tsp    sugar
1/2  cup    warm water
1    tbsp   yeast 

1/2  cup    milk
1/2  cup    water
1    tbsp   sugar
2    tsp    baking powder
1-2  cups   apples (some like raisins 
                    try any fruit!)
3    egg    yolks
3    egg    whites
3    cups   flour

Prepare the yeast (first three ingrediants) and set aside while the yeast does its thing.

Combine the milk, water sugar, egg yolks,baking powder and fruit. Mix in the yeast and then fold in the egg whites. Stir in the flour to make a heavy batter. Set aside to double (in volume). Deep fry by dropping spoonfulls carefully into hot oil.

Serve with a sprinkling of icing sugar and/or cinnamon.

cooking apple fritters (portselkje) in hot oil apple fritters (portselkje) served on a plated

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