“Fritule” is a traditional Dalmatian dessert made of fried dough. This delicacy is a sweet childhood memory of almost every person in Dalmatia, and although they are very easy to make, we rarely see them on the table.
They are usually made on colder winter days, which is a shame as they are also a great treat. There are many variations of Fritule – they can be made with yogurt, apples, raisings, or dried fruit in general and various toppings. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation and each family has its own version. The best thing about them is preparation time - quickly and easily. We bring you my mothers’ recipe, as that one is my favorite.
2 eggs (bananas for vegan version)
3 tablespoons of sugar
Pinch of salt
10 grams of vanilla sugar
10 grams of baking powder
1 yogurt (coconut yogurt for vegan version)
3 cups of flour
a little bit of Rakia or rum
Beat eggs with sugar until well foamed. Add a little bit of yogurt, then a little bit of flour and keep doing it till you mix all of it. Now add pinch of salt, baking powder, 2 tablespoons of rakia or rum and at the end add some grated lemon zest and vanilla sugar. Mix it until all is nice and combined. The dough should not be thin, better a little thicker than thinner. Leave the mixture to rest for 10- 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a deep pan, and fry the small balls until they turn golden, but take care, because the oil should not be too hot. If the oil is too hot, your dough will darken abruptly, and inside it will remain raw. Oil should be on a medium heat and while baking they turn themselves over, but if needed you can turn them with a spoon.
When you take them out put them on a paper towel to soak up the oil and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar or any topping of your preference.