Monday, November 23, 2009
What is yummier than homemade doughnuts?
and they are easy to make too--even if you are not skilled at frying stuff in oil (like me)
First, the recipe:
Never mind about the pizza and the fried chicken I made on those other days...
Yes, those are Lindt chocolate truffles hidden in my cupboard.
Obviously I'm going through a hormonal imbalance the last few days. Do you want the recipe or not??
Marvelous Apple Fritters
1 cup whole wheat flour (see, they're healthy)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder (shake the can before measuring)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup milk (don't do 2 cups of milk by accident: then you have to double the whole recipe...ahem.)
4 cups peeled, chopped apples--I used some sweet-tart jonathans that had been sitting on my counter for over a month and were a bit..okay alot... soft and wrinkly but not rotten. They turned out perfect. Chop them up pretty small.
1 cup powdered sugar for dusting, licking, inhaling and rubbing your face in
1: in a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients. Beat together eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Stir milk into flour mixture with a fork until smooth. Add apples
2: Heat 2 quarts vegetable oil in a deep heavy bottom pan to 375 degrees F.
Get a long handled scoop like this one:
not like this one
unless you like having boiling hot oil splattered all over your tender flesh. Then by all means, use the little scoop.
3. Drop batter in by dollops, not bigger than 1/4 cup. Fry a few at a time, turning, until golden brown.
4. Drain on paper towels. Put the powdered sugar in a brown paper bag. Drop in the fritters and shake to coat.
Then you stuff!
P.S. because I made a double batch, there were more than 2 adults and 5 children could eat--even though we had them for Sunday Supper with no other supporting food except milk. The fritters left over were pretty good at breakfast the next morning, however 24 hours later the few still remaining were yuck-o-la. So make sure you eat them up quick!