PEAR AND CRANBERRY FRITTERS
Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 10 mins Serves 4 175g self-raising flour ½ tsp ground cinnamon A pinch of salt 150g caster sugar 4 tbsp ground almonds, toasted 50g dried cranberries 2 eggs, separated 125ml milk Grated zest of 1 lemon 2 pears, cored and chopped Oil, for frying Icing sugar, to dust Sift together flour, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl. Stir through caster sugar, almonds and cranberries. Beat together egg yolks, milk and lemon zest. Add the liquid to the flour and stir well to combine. Beat the egg whites until stiff, and fold into the mixture. Stir the pears through the batter. Heat 3cm oil in a small, deep pan, add tablespoons of batter and fry on both sides until crispy and golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Dust with icing sugar and serve.