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How To Prepare Pampoenkoekies

How To Prepare Pampoenkoekies

Pampoenkoekie is a South African dessert consisting of fluffy pumpkin fritters.

The fritters are made with cooked and puréed pumpkin, flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, milk, and salt.

When golden-brown and fully cooked, they are traditionally drizzled over with a thick and sticky caramel syrup.

Since they are a little bit savory and a little bit sweet, pampoenkoekies can be served either as breakfast, snack, dessert, or a side dish.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 lb pumpkin flesh

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

Vegetable oil for frying

 

For the caramel:

3/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 tablespoon sweet butter

4 cups corn syrup

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE PAMPOENKOEKIES

Under high heat, boil the pumpkin until soft then drain and mash it. Let cool.

In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until well incorporated.

Generously pour oil into a non-stick skillet. Heat to medium heat until a temperature of 350F/170C.

Using a tablespoon or a pastry bag, pour small amounts of dough into the hot oil and fry 2 minutes on each side.(Do not overcrowd the pan as the pampoenkokies will swell when cooking.)

Remove from oil and place them on a paper towel lined plate.

 

Caramel:

Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan and mix together. Add corn syrup and continue stirring.

Heat over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes without mixing the caramel, as it may crystallize.

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Reduce heat to low/medium and gently add cream and butter, to avoid any splattering. Finally, stir the mixture to reach a smooth consistency. Remove from heat and let cool.

Serve with pampoenkokies.

 

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How To Prepare Pampoenkoekies

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 100 calories 5 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb pumpkin flesh
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the caramel:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sweet butter
  • 4 cups corn syrup

Instructions

  • Under high heat, boil the pumpkin until soft then drain and mash it. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Generously pour oil into a non-stick skillet. Heat to medium heat until a temperature of 350F/170C.
  • Using a tablespoon or a pastry bag, pour small amounts of dough into the hot oil and fry 2 minutes on each side.(Do not overcrowd the pan as the pampoenkokies will swell when cooking.)
  • Remove from oil and place them on a paper towel lined plate
  • Caramel:
  • Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan and mix together. Add corn syrup and continue stirring.
  • Heat over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes without mixing the caramel, as it may crystallize.
  • Reduce heat to low/medium and gently add cream and butter, to avoid any splattering. Finally, stir the mixture to reach a smooth consistency. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Serve with pampoenkokies.

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