When it comes to breakfast pastries, fritters are to die for especially considering how convenient they are for the occasion. As previously demonstrated in this simple coconut fritters recipe, these treats are generally simple to make. A simple formula consists of a 2:2:1 ratio of flour to liquid to eggs--meaning a baker should only be concerned with adjustments when it's time for him or her to experiment.

Fritters are fun to make and delicious to enjoy on their own but like many baked goods, having a glaze to go with them is highly recommended as it takes things to a whole new level.

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Since this is an apple flavored recipe, the recommendation here would be a cinnamon glaze. When they're together, apples and cinnamon are a natural power couple in culinary so its only fitting for this to be the accompaniment for Apple fritters.

The recipe

Fritter ingredients:

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 apples, cored and diced
  • 4 cups vegetable oil as needed

Glaze ingredients:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs by whisking.
  2. Make a well in the dry mixture and pour the wet mixture into it. Whisk the ingredients together until all the lumps disappear.
  3. Remove the cores from the apples and dice them. Stir the diced apples thoroughly into the batter, making sure to spread them evenly.
  4. Fill a large deep frying pan halfway up with the vegetable oil and heat up to 180°C. If the temperature rises too high, turn the heat off for a minute or so.
  5. Spoon dollops of the batter at a tablespoon weight each into the hot oil and fry in batches of 6-8. Do not be tempted into overfilling the deep frying pan with too much of the batter or they will take longer to fry. Fry the fritters for 2-3 minutes, flipping them over in between. They are finished when they turn golden brown.
  6. Carefully lift out each fritter with a spoon and place them into a basket lined with paper towels to dry.
  7. To make the cinnamon glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl using a whisk.
  8. When it's time to serve, plate the fritters and drizzle the glaze over them using a spoon.

Serves: 12-16

Variations

  • Spiced apple - Substitute allspice for the ground cinnamon used for the fritters formula.
  • Apple and maple - Substitute maple syrup for the cinnamon glaze.
  • Apple and cardamon - Substitute 1 teaspoon of ground cardamon for 1 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon used for the fritters formula.