Last year I set about recreating these little fried snacks called 'oily cakes' inspired by the film First Cow with MUBI. Honestly - they were DELICIOUS and i've made them a lot since, they are basically quick and easy doughnuts.
What I love about this recipe is that you can make them in minutes, really good for last minute dessert cravings, especially if you just happen to have a deep fat fryer on the go...
I like to finish these with a drizzle of honey and a grating of cinnamon. You can however roll them in sugar if you prefer and serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice.
120g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
50g melted unsalted butter
1 egg (50g)
100ml whole milk
500ml vegetable oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar
Add in the egg, milk and melted butter. Using a whisk stir well to form a batter
Cover with a tea towel and let the batter sit at room temperature for 20 mins
In a large shallow pan heat the oil gently to 160 degrees C
Drop in tablespoons of batter, gently turning them so they don't stick to the bottom of the pan. Fry 3-4 at a time, do not overcrowd the pan
Cook for 4-6 minutes, each, until they look golden all over
Remove from the oil and drain on parchment paper, allow to cool for 5 minutes
Grate over a fresh cinnamon stick and drizzle over honey