1cupDiced Peaches(If your using fresh peaches, remove the skin. If you are using canned peaches, drain out the juice first)
Icing Sugar(For dusting on top - See note below vegan sugar recommendation)
Heat margarine, milk and 2TBS of oil in a small pot over medium heat until just combined. Take off the hot burner and set aside.
Important Note: Do not bring to a boil or you will scold the milk.
In a separate pot, heat the rest of the oil on medium heat
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly fold in the milk mixture from step 1.
You should end up with a sticky dough.
Fold in the diced peaches
Take about a tablespoon of the dough and form it into a rough ball shape.
Note: you may want to flour your hands or dip your fingers into room temperature water to form the dough because it's sticky.
Gently lay the ball of dough into your warm pot of oil using a slotted spoon.
Fry until golden brown on each side (about 30-40 seconds per side)
Note: You can test the oil temperature out first by gently dropping a bit of the dough into the hot oil. If it fries to golden brown on both sides in about 40 seconds, your oil is good to go.
Remove fritter from oil using your slotted spoon and place it on a piece of paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Note: I am not vegan myself and I wasn't aware that that the sugars and flour you purchase at your local grocery store may not be vegan.
From talking with a friend who is vegan I learned that Redpath and Lantic are always produced without the use of animal products - and are what I used in this recipe.
I also used Red Mill: White Rice Flour in this recipe to make it vegan. Regular white flour works great too if you are not making this fritters vegan.