Thursday, October 7, 2010
Apple Frittery Goodness
You know last week how I said I was going to do one more apple dessert? Well here ya have it. YUM apple fritters. I came across this recipe a couple of weeks ago on The Pioneer Woman and stored it away for a glorious fall morning. We had one of those just this last Sunday. Cool, crisp plus it was a lazy morning...that all adds up to some fried apple goodness.
Her recipe has either a glazed or powdered sugar option, well shoot...let's do BOTH.
My little men by far enjoyed the glazed ones better. The apple fritter seemed to soak up the glaze, not to a sogginess level, but to a sweet mother there is a sugary goodness every where level.
So if you have some apples just sitting around and it is going crisp outside, whip up some of these. Suggestion though, if you are a smaller family like us...cut the recipe in half. There was no way we could eat all of these AND they don't keep well.
2 cups flour
1/2 cups sugar
3 T sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 T melted butter
2 whole granny smith apples, peeled and diced
powdered sugar (optional, for dusting)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cups milk
The glaze recipe is actually perfect for half a batch of fritters.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with a fork, then add milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Gently fold in the dry ingredients to the wet, mix until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in apples. Add enough apples to make a really chunky batter.
Heat a couple of inches of canola oil over medium heat. When it gets hot, drop a little bit of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and immediately floats to the top, the oil is ready. It it burns, turn oil down.
Drop teaspoons of batter into the oil, about six at a time. Make sure to flip them for even cooking. Cook them long enough that they are golden brown and that the batter is cooked through, this is about 2 minutes or so.
Remove and drain on a paper towel. Either dust generously with powdered sugar OR dip fritters in glaze...dip fritters while they are warm.
Your kids wouldn't mind if you threw in glass of chocolate milk.