Anise Fritters with Four-Fruit Compote

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon anisette liqueur

    • 3 tablespoons liquid nondairy creamer
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons aniseed, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted margarine, cut into pieces

    • Vegetable oil (for frying)

    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup anisette liqueur
    • 1 tablespoon (about) water

    • Fresh mint sprigs

    For the compote:
    • 2 cups water
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons aniseed, chopped
    • 6 ounces dried apricots
    • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon anisette liqueur

    • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    • 1 1/2 1-pint baskets strawberries, halved
    • 6 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes, or 3 cups green grapes

    Description

    Also Called Bimuelos, These Are A Typical Sephardic Hanukkah Dessert. The Oil In Which They Are Deep-fried Commemorates The Time During The...

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