Here in upstate New York, it's practically impossible to ignore the varieties of just-picked apples available. Usually we pick our own apples at a nearby orchard but this year I just went to the orchard and bought a couple of bushels of apples they'd already picked. Not as much fun as usual, but at least we've got apples that will last through the winter. And, the added bonus...I've got loads of apples to use for fall baking!
I don't know about you, but fall is definitely here when the scent of baking apple something-or-other fills the air.
This afternoon I'm going to whip together a batch of apple puffs. No, they're not low-cal but they are truly yummy. And hey, we all need a little yummy now and then, don't we?
Hope you enjoy your weekend!
1 1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 t. baking powder
1 cup finely-chopped apples
2/3 cup milk
vegetable oil for frying
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, apples and milk. Stir until batter is fairly smooth.
In a deep pot, heat a few inches of vegetable oil until a drop of batter fries upon contact with the oil. Then drop batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry until the puffs are lightly browned. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels and roll in confectioner’s sugar to coat. Serve warm.