Fritter Batter

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (140 g) bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 ounces (115 g) granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sweet white wine
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites (¼ cup/60 ml)

Method

  1. Sift the flour and salt together.
  2. Beat the egg yolks, 2 ounces (55 g) sugar, and the lemon zest just to combine. Add the wine and vanilla. Gradually stir this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until completely smooth. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Just before the batter is to be used, whip the egg whites with the remaining 2 ounces (55 g) sugar until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold the reserved batter into the egg whites. For the best result, the batter should be used within 30 minutes. If you know you will not be able to use all of the batter right away, whip just 1 egg white with 1 ounce (30 g) sugar and add this to half of the reserved batter.