Fruit and Champagne Fritters with Berry Sauce

by Amy Stafford on January 14, 2013

I love my Champagne!  Though I seem to be the only one in my family who does, so that leaves a lot of leftover champagne.  I have purchased the champagne stopper that does allow me to save any extra for about a week before it goes completely flat.  So I was trying to come up with a way to use champagne in my cooking so I don’t waste, I started thinking about a cake, but ended up reading an article about champagne fritters.  I tried out several different recipes and threw away several bowls of batter- bahh!  Once I stopped trying to be all fancy and went with simple, the batter was perfect and the fritters were nice and crisp.

Well while I was making up my fritters and my house started to smell like the state fair.  I realized this would make for a very sweet and romantic breakfast in bed, if there was someone you really really liked…… ALOT!  Well, there is this guy that might fall into that category for me. ;)   I started thinking this would be a wonderful Valentines Day breakfast in bed for that someone special.

Here is a tip to help you be able to pull this off in the A.M while you sweetie is still snoozing, make the berry sauce a few days early and even earlier, and freeze it.  Make sure to pull out the day before to thaw.  You can buy the pineapple chunks already cut at the grocery or cut the night before.  Fill the pan you plan on using with oil and cover with lid.  Make sure you have an oil thermometer to use to monitor the temperature of the oil.  Sift your flower and measure out all your ingredients and cover before you go to bed.

 Fruit and Champagne Fritters with Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 bananas, sliced in large 1″ chunks
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored cut into 1″ chunks
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, and cut into 1″ large chunks
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1- 12 ounce bag of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon Dave’s vanilla-coffee syrup or Vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Directions for Fritters:

Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Mix together egg yolks, milk, and champagne.

Stir into dry ingredients until well mixed.

Whisk egg whites until stiff.  Fold into the batter.

Add Egg whites to batter for fritters

Pour oil into a deep fryer or heavy deep kettle and heat to 370°.

Put fruit chunks in batter; spoon into hot deep oil and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle hot fritters with powdered sugar.  Serve with Raspberry Sauce

Directions for Raspberry Sauce:

Place frozen Raspberries in a medium bowl and smash with the back of a fork.

Add confectioners sugar, vanilla or DAVE’S vanilla-coffee syrup, stir to combine.

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Fruit and Champagne Fritters with Berry Sauce
 
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Ingredients
Directions for Fritters:
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup champagne
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 bananas, sliced in large 1" chunks
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, and cut into 1" large chunks
  • powdered sugar for dusting
Raspberrerry Sauce:
  • 1- 12 ounce bag of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon Dave's vanilla-coffee syrup or Vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Instructions
Directions for Fritters:
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Mix togther egg yolks, milk, and champagne.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients until well mixed.
  4. Whisk egg whites until stiff. Fold into the batter.
  5. Pour oil into a deep fryer or heavy deep kettle and heat to 370°.
  6. Put fruit chunks in batter; spoon into hot deep oil and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Sprinkle hot fritters with powdered sugar. Serve with Raspberry Sauce
Directions for Raspberry Sauce:
  1. Place frozen Raspberries in a medium bowl and smash with the back of a fork.
  2. Add confectioners sugar, vanilla or DAVE’S vanilla-coffee syrup, stir to combine.

 

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Lillian @ My Recipe Journey January 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

I love all your recipes…they’re so unique! Lovely food pics too! I’ll have to try these!

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Amy Stafford January 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Thanks Lillian, I just got a new lens for my camera today and I am so excited to try it out! Always trying to improve those photos. Stopped over to check out “my recipe journey” love the site, will be putting it on my list. xo Amy

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