Salads, Snacks & Sides

Pumpkin fritters
in syrup

50mins
6Servings

QUICK-TO-MAKE PUMPKIN FRITTERS, OR
‘PAMPOENKOEKIES’, ARE DELICIOUS
SERVED AS A SIDE.

ingredients

BATTER
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cake flour
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) baking powder
  • 1 ml (pinch) salt
  • 500 g (about 1 cup) pumpkin
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Spur Sweet Chilli Dressing
  • Cooking oil, for shallow-frying
SYRUP
  • 200 ml (¾ cup) sugar
  • 300 ml milk
  • 20 ml (4 tsp) butter or margarine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 ml (pinch) salt
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) custard powder
  • 20 ml (4 tsp) water

Method

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Add mashed pumpkin, beaten eggs and Spur Sweet Chilli Dressing and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Gently drop heaped tablespoons of pumpkin mixture into hot oil. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.
  4. Combine all syrup ingredients, except custard powder and water, in a small, heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. Mix custard powder with water and stir into simmering syrup. Boil until thickened slightly.
  5. Remove from heat and remove cinnamon stick. Pour over pumpkin fritters and serve immediately as a side dish with your main meal.
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