I probably wouldn’t win any awards for plating this one up but Masterchef wasn’t until Sunday evening…this is a recipe for apple cinnamon fritters that I ‘shared’ from a friend’s Facebook feed so that I wouldn’t lose it before I got home on Thursday night (yes, Android really does need a decent print to PDF app!!)…
The storm that blew through over the later part of last week blew a bunch of my apples off the tree (I guess that’s why they call it a wind fall!) – and blew another over: hopefully it will survive being replanted…that and a week’s worth of eggs that had accumulated while I had been away from the week were clearly signs that I had to give this a go…
What you need
2 cups self-raising flour (I just used high-grade flour and baking powder)
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
What you do
Core and grate 2 apples.
In a bowl, mix together 2 cups self-raising flour, 2 cups milk, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Whisk until smooth.
Stir in grated apples.
Heat a non-stick fry pan over a medium-high heat. Add a little oil or margarine. Then, working in batches, drop ¼ cupfuls of batter into the pan.
Cook over a medium heat for one to two minutes until bubbles appear on the uncooked surface. Then turn the fritters over and cook the other side for a further 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil or margarine between batches if needed.
Transfer to a plate with a paper towel and keep warm.
Serve with sliced fresh or canned fruit and cinnamon yoghurt (make cinnamon yoghurt by mixing together plain unsweetened yoghurt, a little runny honey and cinnamon).
The recipe says that this is enough for six fritters so I halved it and still got four decent size fritters from the mix. I missed the bit about making cinnamon honey but will try that next time. As it was I used this as an excuse to finish off odds’n’sods things from the fridge and the pantry: a little fruit salad, some honey yoghurt, a squeeze of maple syrup that the twins missed on their last visit plus I added some
dead flies raisins into the mix before cooking it up – these added complementary texture to the grated apple and IMHO improved the original recipe…Edit: Sofia has just reminded me that i fried up my last banana and added it to the stack as well…
I had planned to try a savoury approach to the toppings for the same fritters yesterday but by the time I got myself together on the fourth day of the long long weekend it was into the afternoon and I was busy doing ‘stuff’ and so I settled for simple muesli and yoghurt…savoury version to follow soon…