Best served warm, these fragrant, golden morsels are by turns tender, crisp, and fruity. A simpler (no-yeast) alternative to sufganiyot -- the traditional jam-filled Jewish doughnut served during Hanukkah -- the fritters are studded with diced sweet apples and generously dusted with confectioners' sugar. Be forewarned: They can be addictively delicious.
Embedded in light and fluffy fritters, kernels of corn provide nuggets of texture as well as flavor. Matched with slab bacon, and then topped with maple syrup, the fritters are an ideal
summer breakfast, simultaneously luxe and casual.
These fluted pieces of deep-fried dough are dusted with cinnamon sugar, which adds pleasing flavor and crunch. They are favorites in Spain and Mexico, where they're often served with rich hot cocoa -- a perfect pairing for a chilly fall day.
The batter for these cloudlike fritters is flecked with lemon zest for a flavor that's subtle rather than sharp. A side of cool, satiny lemon curd for dipping reinforces the citrus theme -- and almost upstages the main event.