On occasion we go out and enjoy some doughnuts at our local Tim Horton's with our kids. We don't do this often because I prefer my mid section not to look like a doughnut but who can resist them really?
I thought I'd try my hand at making doughnuts and when I saw this Apple Fritter recipe, it seemed like a good choice, especially since my hubby's favorite doughnut is the apple fritter at Timmies. Almost feels healthy and nutritious with an apple ring in the middle, no?
I remember that this recipe was pretty time consuming. Lots of waiting around and I'm not fond of sitting over a big ole pan of hot oil. My glasses were slick after this, that's for sure.
They were nice, served warm but the next day, I really didn't like them. They were greasy-like. I was a bit dissapointed. I'd recommend that you make a half batch and eat them all at one sitting or do as I will do next time....
Leave the doughnut making to Tim Horton's :)
makes about 32 fritters
1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cold beer
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs, separated
4 apples (~1 kg)
deep frying oil of your choice
2 tbsp icing sugar
Whisk 1-1/4 of the flour, sugar and salt. Whisk in beer. Whisk the butter with egg yolks and stir into the batter. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 12 hours).
Beat egg whites in separate bowl until stiff. Fold into batter. Place bowl over larce bowl of ice water for 15 minutes.
Peel and core apples. Slice into 1/4 inch thick rings. Pat dry. Sprinkle with remaining flour.
Heat oil until about 350F in wok, deep fryer or saucepan with about 2 inces of oil. Dip apples slices into batter and deep fry until golden brown, about 3-4 mintues. Transfer onto paper towels.
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve warm.
Recipe from: Apple Fritters, Canadian Living Magazine, December 2007 issue.