Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon XXX powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • ½ cup clarified butter
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound firm Bing cherries with their stems
  • Additional XXX powdered sugar
  • Vanilla sugar

Method

  1. Mix eggs, flour, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, salt and rum till smooth. Let the batter rest for 1 hour.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a frying pan. When frying temperature is reached, turn heat to low.
  3. Dip cherries into the batter and stand them up in the butter and oil. Turn them carefully by their stems to make sure they will become crisp and golden brown on all sides. Blot them in powdered sugar on paper toweling.
  4. Pile up the fritters in pyramid shape. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar.
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