Known to some as Bunuelo, these Italian deep-fried pastries will have you asking for more. 


  • 1 cup self-raising flour

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp of pine nuts

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1⁄4 cup sultanas

  • 1 apple, grated

  • 1 pinch salt

  • Water

  • 2 egg whites

  • Olive oil for frying

  • Icing sugar, to serve


  • 1.

    Into a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, pine nuts, and lemon zest. Add the egg yolks, sultanas, apple and pinch of salt.

  • 2.

    Add water until you make a dough consistency. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until foamy and fold into the batter.

  • 3.

    Using a spoon make the dough into little balls and cook in a heavy based pan with hot oil to shallow fry the doughnuts. Sit on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

  • 4.

    To serve dust the frittelle with icing sugar.

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