As pancakes are one of my favourite foods, this recipe immediately caught my eye. The recipe suggests seedless grapes, mine have seeds so as the batter was resting for its required half an hour, I plopped myself down at the bench while everyone else was sleeping & de pipped the 500g, not such a big deal when you have time to spare & for me these sorts of jobs are always a labour of love anyway so I find them quite relaxing. As for the cooking, I found it a bit tricky to get the temperature just right, you might be able to see in the photo that the batter isnt quite cooked all of the way through, after the first few when I realised this was happening, I slowed things down a bit, squashed them after flipping & problem solved. A really sweet Sunday morning brekkie treat without too much added sugar, they didnt even need any syrup or ice cream on the side.
Does anyone else have any great grape recipes for me?
Patrizia's Grape Fritters
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
1/4 tspn salt
1 cup milk
500g black grapes, preferably seedless, stems removed
grapeseed oil or vegetable oil, for frying
Sift flour, sugar & salt into a large mixing bowl. Lightly whisk egg with milk. Make a well in the flour & stir in the egg/milk mixture, then whisk to form a smooth, thickish batter. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Cut the grapes in half & de-seed if necessary. Stir through the batter.
Pour oil into a medium sized non stick frypan to a depth of 1cm & heat over medium heat until hot. test the heat by dropping in a small blob of batter. It should sizzle as it hits the oil & start to brown at once. Drop in heaped tablespoons of batter & fry for 1 minute, then turn with an egg lifter. Press down lightly on each fritter with the egg lifter. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove & drain on greaseproof paper. Dust with extra sugar & serve. Makes about 10.