400 grams plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
30 grams butter or margarine cut into flakes
50 grams castor sugar
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
6 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon brandy
Icing sugar to sprinkle
Oil to deep fry


-Sift the flour with the baking powder into a bowl. Dot over the butter.
-Add the sugar, salt, eggs, milk and brandy, and knead all the ingredients to a smooth dough.
-Heat the oil for frying to 180*C.
-Roll out the dough on to a floured board to 3 mm thick and cut into 3.5 cm squares.
-Add few fritters at a time to the hot oil and fry for 4-6 minutes until golden; turn halfway through cooking with a draining spoon.
-Lift out the fritters when cooked and drain on absorbent paper.
-Sift icing sugar over them while still warm.


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