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Are you feeling the need for something sweet but can't be bothered with all the hoo-ha and time it takes to make a cake? If the answer is yes, then I have the perfect recipe for you.

It's as easy as 1-2-3 and will take you about 20-30 minutes and, best of all, it's heavenly. I can guarantee you will make them again and again.

Buon appetito!

BAKING PAPER: Apple & Pear Fritters
Serves: 4-6

400-500ml vegetable oil
230g self-raising flour
60g caster sugar
2 eggs
260ml milk
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only
2 apples - cores removed and sliced 5mm thick
2 firm pears - cores removed and sliced 5mm thick

Cinnamon sugar:
200g caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Start off by slowly heating oil in a deep saucepan over a medium heat. Next, make your batter. In a clean bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla into smooth mixture and set aside. Then combine sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside. Now all the components are ready to start making the fritters.

Check your oil is hot enough by dropping a small teaspoon of batter into oil. If it rises to the top and starts to become golden, the oil's hot enough. Make the fritters in batches of 3-4 pieces of fruit. Dip fruit in batter and then gently drop into oil. Deep-fry for 2-4 minutes or until golden. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to soak up any excess oil. Transfer to the bowl of cinnamon sugar and toss until fritters are covered. Serve immediately with ice-cream and for real decadence, chocolate sauce.

Tip: Try slices of banana and pineapple, they also work well with this recipe.