- 160g Sugar
- 2 Orange Peel
- 500 g Pumpkin
- 3 medium Eggs
- 8 g Baking Powder For Cakes
- 250 g 0 Flour
- Sunflower Oil
- Icing Sugar
The atmosphere of Halloween brings us back to a recipe as tasty as it is simple, which is prepared in a short time and above all with little effort: the sweet pumpkin fritters. Once the pumpkin is cooked, simply blend it with eggs, sugar and orange zest and mix everything with flour. A few seconds in boiling oil and your sweet pumpkin fritters are ready!
To prepare sweet pumpkin fritters, first take care of the pumpkin that must be cut and cleaned from the seeds. Cut it into slices 1 cm thick, wrap them in aluminum foil and put them in the oven for an hour at 200 °, or to speed up the cooking, cut them into cubes raw and cook them in the oven always wrapped with foil for 40 minutes at 200 °.
Once cooked, put the pumpkin pulp in a mixer and add the eggs, sugar and grated orange zest. Blend everything and pour the mixture into a bowl. Sift the yeast and flour into the mixture, mixing everything well until you get a smooth and homogeneous mixture that you will transfer to a disposable sac-à-poche with a smooth spout.
At this point, heat the oil in a pan and form dough balls of about 2 centimeters, squeezing the sac-à-poche from above. Since the dough will be soft but slightly sticky, use a small knife to detach it from the nozzle of the pastry bag. Proceed in this way until the dough is finished keeping in mind that the fritters falling into the oil must be the size of a walnut.
Wait for the fritters to swell, then turn them with a ladle and when they are golden brown on the whole surface, remove them from the oil and put them on a plate lined with paper towels.
Sprinkle the sweet pumpkin fritters with some icing sugar and serve them while still hot!