Gran's Pumpkin Fritters


Whenever my gran brought a tray of these delicious morsels out after lunch, I jumped up and down like only a little girl in love with her gran’s cooking can. I was obsessed with the light and fluffy fritters covered in sticky, gooey sauce. And now, years later, I feel no different.

  • pinch of salt
  • 0.25 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin, cooked and pureed
  • oil

Caramel Sauce

  • 0.75 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 0.5 cup golden syrup
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cream
  1. To make the fritters, combine all the ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown and cooked throughout, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Continue until all the fritters are cooked.
  5. To make the caramel sauce, combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and allow to cook over a medium heat for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is thick and glossy.
  6. Pour the syrup over the fritters and serve.

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