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Croatian Fritule (mini doughnuts)

Fritule Recipe (Uštipci - Mini Doughnuts)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 20-30 fritules


  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (or extract)
  • 45 ml Loza (brandy or rum)
  • 200 ml luke warm milk
  • 60 g raisins
  • 1 l neutral vegetable oil for frying
  • some powdered sugar for coating/dusting


1. Mix together the plain flour, yeast and sugar. Add the beaten egg, lemon zest, vanilla and Loza. Stir together well with a wooden spoon and then gradually add the milk.
2. A thick batter should start to form - this requires some good arm exercise. ;-)* If it is a little thick, add a splash more milk.
3. Add in the raisins, stir again and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
4. In a small pan, heat the oil. The oil has the perfect heat when dipping a wooden spoon into the oil created little bubbles. Then quickly drop teaspoonfuls of the batter to the pan – until you have around 4-5 cooking.
5. Fry the mini doughnuts on all sides (keep stirring gently from time to time), until they are golden brown – 3-4 minutes in total. Carefully take the doughnuts out using a slotted or wooden spoon and drain in a bowl lined with kitchen paper. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. And enjoy!
*You can also use a whisk to mix the dough to make sure everything is well combined and that there are no lumps.

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