Sinemage Apple Fritters stacked on Cooling Rack

We came back home at the beginning of the afternoon from the farmers market, starving.
The chilly wind and the late hour had opened our appetite.
As usual, we nibbled on cheese and bread, while our lunch, a whole snapper, was baking in the oven.

The sky suddenly darkened. Sign that rain was on the way.
Perfect timing we thought, happy to be safely inside as the weather was quickly changing.

Later on, we had finished our meal and I felt like having a dessert. A warm one.
After all, that’s what winter days are made for, no ?
And Paprika agreed with the idea.

Sinemage Apple FrittersSinemage Raindrops on Window Closeup

So I looked for inspiration in my books and stumbled upon those apple fritters. The recipe called for green apple. Perfect match. I had plenty of them waiting to be consumed since a long time.

The first attempt proved to be disappointing. Obviously the batter needed to be tuned.
The second and altered batch gave a satisfying and fluffy dough, wrapping a melting slice of apple.

By the end of the afternoon, we settled cosily around a plate full of warm fritters, generously sprinkled with icing sugar and mugs of hot tea on the side.
Outside, heavy drops of water started to lash the window. The rain has arrived…

Sinemage Apple Fritters on Cooling Rack

Apple Fritters

4 apples (granny smith)
150ml milk
1 egg separate
125g corn starch
50g flour
1tbsp sugar
1tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
Lemon juice

500ml oil for frying

In a bowl mix together corn starch, flour, baking powder.
In another bowl whisk egg yolk and sugar until frothy. Slowly add milk and keep on whisking. Pour in step by step the flour mix while whipping. The batter should get the consistency of a thick cream.
In a separate bowl whip egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peak and then gently fold in the batter.
Heat oil in a pan over medium fire.
Peel and slice apples. Remove core on each slice. Sprinkle lemon juice on slices to prevent oxidation.
When the oil is hot enough, dip slice of apple in the batter, drain a little bit and fry. Flip as soon as the side starts to get golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve warm and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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