Pumpkin Fritters with Rooibos Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Fritters with Rooibos Caramel Sauce

Welcome to the Marriage of Pumpkin & Rooibos (and Cinnamon)

Seriously, which South African does not like a good old pumpkin fritter? Or ‘pampoenkoekies’ as we call it in Afrikaans. Pumpkin fritters have ALWAYS been a staple food in Afrikaans households, as well as a favourite at Afrikaans weddings.  The flavours are a perfect match!

Winner, Winner, Dessert-Like Dinner!

My mom used to make us pumpkin fritters when there was leftover pumpkin from the night before. Oh, what a treat that was! Sweet and cinnamony (is that even a word?!) and almost like dessert for dinner!

The pumpkin fritters that we are used to eating are quite flat and round or oval shaped. But these fritters are shaped into little balls, or something close to that, depending on how gracefully you can spoon the batter into the hot oil. 😉
So not only is this a different shape that looks so much more appetising, but I have mixed up the taste to match another loved South African flavour – Rooibos Tea.

This wonderful recipe is adapted from Simply Delicious Food by Alida Ryder. The reason why the recipe is quite large is because I always feel like if I am going to heat up a large pot full of oil, I might as well go all out, as I don’t cook in oil all that often. I have made this beforehand and heated it up and then added the sauce to it and it works perfectly. So, go ahead and make this a day ahead of your function or dinner.

Pumpkin Fritters with Rooibos Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Fritters with Rooibos Caramel Sauce

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