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Pumpkin fritters - or pampoen koekies in Afrikaans - are a proudly South African sweet treat.

Quick, easy, and delicious, pumpkin fritters take less than 15 minutes to make and are deep-fried to golden brown perfection.

Batter
 1 ½ cups cooked pumpkin
 1 Egg
 ½ tbsp salt
 1 cup self-raising flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 cup oil to fry the fritters in
Syrup
 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup water
 ¼ cup Milk
 1 tbsp butter
 1 tsp cornflour - mixed with a little cold water.
1

Light your charcoal in the KUDU and let them burn to embers with a layer of white ash.

2

Mix cooked pumpkin, eggs, and salt.

3

Sift self-raising flour and baking powder together and mix with the pumpkin mixture.

4

Adjust your cast iron skillet to medium heat and add oil.

5

Once the oil is hot, drop-in heaped teaspoons of batter, making sure that they are nicely spaced apart, and fry each side until lightly browned.

6

Remove from pan and drain on kitchen paper.

Syrup
7

Mix sugar, water, milk and butter and bring to a boil.

8

Mix cornflour and a little water - add to the syrup mixture to help thicken.

9

Take off the heat.

10

Pour syrup over the warm pumpkin fritters.

11

Add cinnamon sugar on top (optional).

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Ingredients

Batter
 1 ½ cups cooked pumpkin
 1 Egg
 ½ tbsp salt
 1 cup self-raising flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 cup oil to fry the fritters in
Syrup
 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup water
 ¼ cup Milk
 1 tbsp butter
 1 tsp cornflour - mixed with a little cold water.

Directions

1

Light your charcoal in the KUDU and let them burn to embers with a layer of white ash.

2

Mix cooked pumpkin, eggs, and salt.

3

Sift self-raising flour and baking powder together and mix with the pumpkin mixture.

4

Adjust your cast iron skillet to medium heat and add oil.

5

Once the oil is hot, drop-in heaped teaspoons of batter, making sure that they are nicely spaced apart, and fry each side until lightly browned.

6

Remove from pan and drain on kitchen paper.

Syrup
7

Mix sugar, water, milk and butter and bring to a boil.

8

Mix cornflour and a little water - add to the syrup mixture to help thicken.

9

Take off the heat.

10

Pour syrup over the warm pumpkin fritters.

11

Add cinnamon sugar on top (optional).

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