Apple-date fritters with lemon curd cream and candied ginger

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time12 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium

For the fritters

210g plain flour
1/3 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
40g granulated sugar
1 large egg
180ml milk
2 medium green apples
70g chopped pitted dates
15ml fresh lemon juice
Vegetable oil, for frying

For the lemon curd cream

120ml double cream
120ml jar lemon curd
3/4 tsp caster sugar
5g minced candied ginger
For the fritters:
1) Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and sugar; set aside.

2) In a large mixing bowl, beat together the egg and milk on low speed. Stir in the dry ingredients.

3) Peel, core and chop the apples. Toss the apples and dates with lemon juice and fold into the batter.

4) Heat the oil to 185C in an electric skillet (oil should be 0.5cm deep).

5) Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls into the hot oil, patting each fritter down a bit. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 mins. Drain on a paper towels (keep the fritters warm) and repeat until all batter has been used.

Lemon curd cream:
1) Whisk together the cream, lemon curd and sugar until slightly thick.

2) To serve, arrange the fritters on a heated platter, drizzle with lemon curd cream, and sprinkle with candied ginger.

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