Friday, January 28, 2011

Apple Fritters

One of my favorite places to go in the morning is Banbury Cross (a bakery) but I now live 12 hours away, it a little hard to go there. I love all there fruit fitters. I have been making my own and I think this one is very close. Remember, when trying to get frying temps. use a Volcano, An oil pan, or your camp chef stove. Also it is important to use a candy thermometer.

2 Granny smith apples,peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (fresh)
3/4 cup apple cider
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 cups peanut or canola oil

2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (fresh)

Prepare apples, and spread them in a single layer on paper towel-lined baking sheet and pat them very dry with paper towles. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk cider, eggs, and melted butter until combined. Stir in apples into flour mixture. Stir the cider mixture into dry mixture until well incorporated. Heat a 12" dutch oven over 14 to 16 charcoals to 350°f. Using a 1/3 cup measure, transfer 4 heaping portions of batter to oil. Press Press each fritter lightly with back of spoon to flatten. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to cooling rake set over paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter until all used up. ( let temp come bake after each batch. Let fritter cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk confectioners' sugar, cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg in bowl until smooth. top each fritter with 1 heaping tablespoon glaze. Let glaze set 10 minutes. Serve.

You can sub any fruit you like best. Great your nutmeg on a micro-plane.

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