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Vanilla Jam Fritters

Vanilla Jam Fritters
YIELDS
30 servings
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Ingredients

1 ½
cup milk
1
vanilla bean
1 ½
cup sugar
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
3 ½
cup all purpose flour
1
Tbsp baking powder
1
tsp nutmeg
1
tsp salt
½
tsp cinnamon
vegetable oil, for frying
½
cup raspberry jam
icing sugar, for dusting
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Directions

Step 1

Heat milk with scraped seeds and pod of vanilla bean over medium-low heat about 15 minutes, to infuse flavour. Remove vanilla pod and let milk cool to room temperature. Whisk sugar, oil and eggs into cooled milk. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cinnamon. Add to milk mixture and blend just until incorporated (do not overmix).

Step 2

Fill a medium saucepot with enough vegetable oil to come up 2 inches in the pot. Heat to 350°F (or when water spits and bubbles when a drop is added). Drop tablespoonfuls of batter carefully into oil and fry about 5 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.

Step 3

To fill with jam, poke a skewer into one end of the fritter and twirl a little to create an opening. Fill a piping bag with stirred jam and insert into fritter opening. Fill with jam and dust with icing sugar to finish. Serve fresh (within 4 hours).

Step 4

Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen fritters.

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