A delicious treat by Junior Masterchef stars Sofia and Isabella Bliss

Pettole di mela di Zia Maria

Ingredients

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What to do

  • 1. Place the pear, sugar, sultanas (optional), eggs, passionfruit juice, lemon juice, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined.

  • 2. Add the flour and water alternately to the pear mixture until a wet firm batter, rather than soft, is formed. Fill a medium sized saucepan with enough oil to cover the donuts – approximately 6 cm deep – and heat.

  • 3. Once hot, test the oil to ensure it is hot by gently dropping in a spoonful of the dough. If the dough sizzles, then the oil is ready.

  • 4. Scoop dessertspoons of the dough and gently drop them in the oil. Turn the doughnuts with a slotted spoon when golden brown. This takes approximately 5-6 minutes.

  • 5. Remove with the slotted spoon once cooked, drain on paper towel and set aside to cool.

  • Isabella and Sofia's book, A little bit of this, A little bit of that, is available from Penguin.

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