Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apple Fritters


Fritters make wonderful tea time snacks! Banana fritters, sweet potato fritters, yam/taro fritters, tapioca/cassava fritters...these are all so easily available at many afternoon street stalls which is a common sight throughout Malaysia. But apple fritters? It's definitely not something I would think of or able to find at those afternoon fritter stalls here. Maybe because apples are not locally grown fruits and thus cost more. So when I saw this simple apple fritters recipe in my dessert book by Martha Day, I knew instantly it will be a hit! This recipe is also wonderful for me since I (as mentioned in one of my posts below) don't really enjoy eating apples as they are. Turning them into desserts or snacks seem like the perfect alternative . Coated with cinnamon sugar, the perfect perennial companion for apples, I assure you that these fritters make wonderful snacks that will delight you and your guests. It is so easy and quick to make too. So, be sure to make more if you have friends coming over! Brew some of that wonderful afternoon tea, and you're set to be the perfect host!


When I made these, I've forgotten to add baking powder in the batter as stated in the recipe. Take note of it if you plan to make some as the baking powder will make quite a difference - it'll give puff to the fritters.

Easy apple fritters recipe:
- 130g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- oil for deep frying
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2-3 large tart-sweet apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch round slices
- some icing sugar for dusting


Method:
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat in the milk and egg with a wire whisk.
- Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a plate. Toss the apple slices in the sugar mixture to coat all over.
- Dip the apple slices in the batter, using a fork or slotted spoon. Drain off excess batter. Fry in batches, until golden brown on both sides. Drain the fritters on kitchen paper.
- Sprinkle with some icing sugar and serve hot.


Have a great day!

28 comments:

  1. wor, this look good, very good idea, must try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Gotta ask for a few of these for my afternoon tea break!

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  3. I am sure I will also like this. Just that I had too much durians yesterday in Penang and now have an ulcer in my mouth... so have to stay away from deep fried food for a while...

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  4. Yippee! I love this recipe...I am going to make it this weekend...since I still have 3 green apples in the fridge. Thanks for this recipe Joslynn!

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  5. Hmm..mmm...I bet these are super tasty! I love cooking with apples too. Great post! Btw, how's life?
    Hope you have a nice day!
    Blessings, Kristy
    p/s you can always email me!

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  6. Must bookmark this cos I love apples especially apple cake, apple pie even apple sauce ;))

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  7. MMMMMM,...your apple fritters are like apple beignets!!!

    I so love this tasty & beautiful presented dish!

    Yummmmm,...

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  8. Give me any kind of fritter I will eat it, but if you give me this apple fritter, I'll gobble them all. So delicious and tempting looking.

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  9. Mmmm...I love fritters. Those look so good, I would love one right now hot off the pan. I would go for any kind :D

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  10. These are perfect for over here in Minnesota especially in the fall when apples are in abundance. Sounds delish with the sprinkled powdered sugar :)

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  11. Also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you will visit often.

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  12. What yummy apple fritters! I would love some for breakfast right now - perfect to go with a hot cup of tea!

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  13. Oh, these look absolutely mouth watering. HOw I would love some of these fritters, fresh from the frying pan with some vanilla ice cream. It would be heaven!
    *kisses* HH

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  14. Would love some of the apple fritters with vanilla ice-cream please!

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  15. Ah, yes! I'd had apple fritters in the States. It was unknown to me till I was there! Thanks for bringing back such pleasant memories!

    Hope you're doing fine! It's been warm lately, huh? Take care, buddy!

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  16. Have not had apple fritters. Would love to try some of these, can I ?

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  17. Have not tried apple fritters before. Looks good. Shall I bring the apples ?????.....

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  18. Oh, I made so many times apples fritters when my girls were little! I'd put confectionner's sugar on top, or a small drop of honey ..

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  19. Looks delicious! A wonderful snack to go with my afternoon tea!

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  20. Totally agree with you that fritters make great snacks. These look so good!

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  21. yes banana fritters I have tried, apple fritters nope. But why not? Looks really delicious here :)~

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  22. Oh the apple fritters sound perfectly appetizing! What a great idea!

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  23. Oh! Apple fritters...looks yummie, what a nice snack!

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  24. Wow! Apple fritters! Never think of this wonderful idea!

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  25. Yum, these apple fritters are absolutely scrumptious!

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  26. These really look wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog. I found you by chance and had planned only to say hello and then move on. I, instead, started reading your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I really like your recipes and I'll be back often to see what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. I love fritters but have not tried apple fritters. Looks delicious...mmm. Would be great for parties.

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