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Peach Puffs

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Astro® Original Balkan Plain 6% yogourt, divided
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Lactantia® PurFiltre® 2% milk
  • 1 ½ cups + 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 fresh small peaches, peeled and cubed and pat dry or ½ cup canned peaches, cubed
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

  1. Stir 1 cup Astro Original Balkan Plain 6% yogourt with baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Stir flour with baking powder, cardamom and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk egg with sugar in a large bowl, then whisk in yogourt mixture. Fold in flour mixture until combined. Gradually stir in milk. Let rest 10 min.
  4. Stir remaining ½ cup Astro Original Balkan Plain 6% yogourt with 1 tbsp icing sugar in same yogourt bowl, until smooth.
  5. Place remaining 1 ½ cups icing sugar in a pie plate.
  6. Pour oil into a large pot until it reaches 2 in. up the side. Clip a deep-fry thermometer to the side. Heat over medium until temperature reaches 350ºF. Adjust heat as needed to keep temperature at 350ºF during cooking.
  7. Scoop a heaping tbsp of batter, pressing 2 to 3 pieces of peach into centre before gently adding to oil. Fry 6 to 8 puffs at a time, until golden, about 2 min. Remove puffs and immediately add to icing sugar, tossing to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature with sweetened yogourt.