Another great story I remember about donuts, specifically apple fritters, is one sunday morning mom and I went for donuts and I was still totally gung-ho and serious about my dream. We visited our neighborhood donut shop that morning and upon leaving I really wanted mom to leave a tip, just like we do at all of the other “restaurants”. She eagerly complied, as to encourage my generosity for the future, and left a couple of dollars at the table where we were sitting. Before we got half way across the parking lot though, the sweet and much older asian woman came out screaming that we had forgotten our money as she waved it high in the air. I then, the seven year old, got to explain to her that was her tip for making such great donuts. She simply smiled and looked a bit confused, but flattered. From that day on, there somehow always seemed to end up an extra donut or two in my bag! Maybe that is whyI have love everything donuts. Probably even a little too much, I tend to make myself sick on them if no one is around to take the box away.
I would describe apple fritters like sweet pieces of apples that have been coated in cinnamon and sugar goodness, fried and then sent straight from heaven. Seriously though, for ALL the cinnamon lovers out there who also happen to love a good, juicy, and crisp apple, this recipe was MADE for you (and me)!
It takes less than 15 minutes to put together and if you can get past all of the calories from “frying” these little nuggets of deliciousness, then you will be enjoying sugar comatose in no time I suggest that you make them for your family or friends and just try one (or seven) yourself, just make sure to cook them when everyone is already there. This is of course for 2 reasons, to serve them warm and to keep you from eating the whole dozen or so yourself.
Homemade Apple Fritters Recipe: Printable Recipe
1 heaping cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 – 2 tsp. cinnamon (depending on how much you love cinnamon)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. butter, melted
1/3 cup milk + plus more if needed
1 – 1 1/2 cups chopped apple, your favorite kind for eating, peanut sized or smaller
oil for frying
milk and powdered sugar glaze for dipping or just powdered sugar for dusting
(About 1 cup pwd. sugar + 1 T. milk or more)
Mix all dry ingredients together, slowly add the wet ingredients minus the apple. Carefully mix until well combined but not overly beat,gently fold in apple pieces. The batter should be the consistency of a light cake mix. Once the oil is ready (when a test drop of dough floats to the top of the oil, a drop of water sizzles, or a piece of white bread browns in 60 seconds) then using a cookie scooper or soup spoon, place a 4-5 balls of dough into the oil. Be careful not to overcrowd and watch carefully for the underside to turn golden brown, then gently flip over and continue frying until done. I cooked mine about 35 seconds per side, but they were the size of golf balls – adjust cooking times based on size of fritters and temperature of your oil, ideally around 365° F. It is always a good idea to test one to ensure it comes out like you are expecting.
Not a Greek recipe, but still a wonderful one that everyone should put on their to-make list!