original text from about A.D. 1390
For to make Fritters
—Nym flowre and eyryn and grynd peper and safroun and mak therto a batour and par aplyn and kyt hem to brode penys and kest hem theryn and fry hem in the batour wyth fresch grees and serve it forthe.
To make Fritters
—Take flour and eggs and grind pepper and saffron and make a batter from this and pare apples and cut them to the same width as a penny and cast them therein (in the batter) and fry them in the batter (with the batter clinging to them) with (in the) fresh grease and serve it forth.