Fried Puffs (Dutch)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raisins or chopped apples (optional)
1/4 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In large bowl on low speed mix milk, sugar, oil, eggs, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of the flour. scrape bowl constantly and mix only about 30 seconds until combined. Increase speed to medium and continue mixing for 2 minutes scraping bowl as needed.
Stir in remaining flour and fruit (if using fruit).
In a high sided fryer heat 2 to 3 inches of oil. Drop batter by teaspoonsful into hot oil. As the puffs rise, turn them over. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels or brown bags (preferred).
Roll puffs in sugar mixture before serving.
TIP: Drained fried foods on brown paper grocery bags on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 to 250 degrees F. They will not be greasy!