Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Croatian Doughnuts/Croatian Fritule - Croatian Cuisine

As per wiki,Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous, its known as a cuisine of the regions since every regions has its own distinct culinary traditions. Its roots date back to ancient times and the differences in the selection of foodstuffs and forms of cooking are most notable between those on the mainland and those in coastal regions. Mainland cuisine is more characterized by the earlier Slavic and the more recent contacts with neighboring cultures - Hungarian, Austrian and Turkish, using lard for cooking, and spices such as black pepper, paprika, and garlic. The coastal region bears the influences of the Greek, Roman and Illyrian, as well as of the later Mediterranean cuisine - Italian (especially Venetian) and French, using olive oil, and herbs and spices such as rosemary, sage, bay leaf, oregano, marjoram, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, lemon and orange rind. Peasant cooking traditions are based on imaginative variations of several basic ingredients (cereals, dairy products, meat, fish, vegetables) and cooking procedures (stewing, grilling, roasting, baking), while bourgeois cuisine involves more complicated procedures and use of selected herbs and spices. Charcuterie is part of Croatian tradition in all regions. Food and recipes from former Yugoslav countries are also popular in Croatia.

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When i picked Croatia for the letter C for this month long blogging marathon, i was searching for something easy to make, while googling i saw this post. Actually this Croatian doughnuts/Fritule, also called Uštipci, is a festive Croatian pastry resembling little doughnuts, made particularly for Christmas. They are somewhat similar to Italian zeppole and venetian Frìtole, but are usually flavored with brandy and citrus zest, containing raisins, and are topped with powdered sugar.Its adviced to fry this fritters in small batches in medium flame, these fluffy doughnuts are dangerously addictive. This post is for this month's blogging marathon as am running for a month with Around the world in 30days as theme.

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1no Egg
1cup Yogurt
1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1tsp Vanilla extract
2tsp Baking powder
1tbsp Rum or brandy or apple vinegar
2tbsp Sugar
1tbsp Raisins
Confectioner's sugar (for dusting)

Take the flour, baking powder, sugar, raisins, vanilla extract in a bowl, add in the egg and yogurt.

Mix well all the ingredients together.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of batter in hot oil and fry in small batches, until golden.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Dust with confectioner's sugar.


26 comments:

  1. The sweet fritters look lovely especially dusted with sugar.

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  2. Lovely fritters. Good choice of country!

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  3. They look so sooo cute Aks..Neat presentation.

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  4. What a beautiful photography Priya ..they look so light and lovely :)

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  5. Wow, those little donuts sure look irrestitible. Pass me some please.

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  6. Mouthwatering doughnuts Priya.. Feelbloke grabbing some

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  7. these look so light and fluffy that I want to eat them all!!!

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  8. Such delicious looking plate Priya..very nice..

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  9. you come up with awesome dishes Priya..hats off..:)

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  10. Such an easy and delicious recipe. Sugar dusted donuts look very tempting.

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  11. Just loving this, can have some right now..

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  12. these look wonderful hope to visit Croatian one day

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  13. These look so delish.. You're really great dear

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  14. wow such an wonderful pic and those are addictive doughnuts no doubt ..lovely presentation aks !!

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  15. so surprised to see so many croatian recipes for letter c. these look irresistable and must be addictive for sure

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  16. The donuts look pretty. .and simple to make. You think egg substitute should work?

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  17. Loved your presentation Priya. Must have tasted great!

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  18. very interesting recipe priya, no yeast no potatoes and yet they are doughnuts, these are simple and easier i am assuming since you dont have to worry about it not being soft within...i loved it

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  19. they look s fluffy and delicious very tempting.

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  20. Priya, fritters look awesome! Sid would love them!

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  21. Decorated with sugar they look divine priya!! Delicious after school snack for kids!!

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  22. Looks delicious. Must try this sometime. My son gets excited when he spots raisins inside cake/cookies.

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  23. The donuts look absolutely delicious. Love to taste a few..

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