3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup raisins or chopped apples (optional)
1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon
In large bowl on low speed mix milk, sugar, oil, eggs, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup of the flour. scrape bowl constantly and mix only about 30 seconds until combined. Increase speed to medium and continue mixing for 2 minutes scraping bowl as needed.
Stir in remaining flour and fruit (if using fruit).
In a high sided fryer heat 2 to 3 inches of oil. Drop batter by teaspoons full into hot oil. as the puffs rise turn them. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels or brown bags (preferred).
Roll puffs in sugar mixture before serving.
Note: drain fried foods on brown paper grocery bags on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 to 250° F and they are never greasy.