Café de Olla Fritters

Café de Olla Fritters

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30 min.
prep
65 min.
total
27 servings, 2 fritters per serving

These homemade fritters have a touch of coffee along with cinnamon and sugar. Fried crispy they are warm and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup NESCAFÉ Café de Olla Instant Coffee Beverage Granules
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Sparkling sugars (white, green and red)
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COMBINE 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.



MIX remaining ¼ cup sugar, flour, coffee granules, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.



BLEND vegetable shortening into flour mixture using your hands until well mixed with no large lumps. Add water and mix. Knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth.



DIVIDE dough into 54 balls using a rounded tablespoon (about 1½ inches in diameter or the size of a large walnut). Cover the dough balls with a clean cloth; let rest for 20 minutes.



ROLL out each ball on a lightly floured board until about 4½ to 5 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch-thick.



HEAT oil in a large heavy skillet or pot to 350° F to 375° F. Deep fry fritters in small batches in the hot oil for 30 seconds on each side or until puffed up slightly. Remove and drain on paper towels.



SPRINKLE reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture over fritters as soon as you remove them from the skillet. Sprinkle with sparkling sugars, if desired.



COOK’S TIP: Serve fritters with piloncillo syrup. Combine ¾ cup piloncillo, also known as brown loaf sugar (or dark brown sugar), 1 ½ cups water and a cinnamon stick in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes or until reduced by half and thick enough to coat the spoon; remove from heat. Discard cinnamon stick and cool. Serve warm over fritters. For additional flavor, add a pinch of anise seeds to the piloncillo mixture before cooking.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/27 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 27

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 115mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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