Carnival apple fritters

Apple fritters are irresistible snacks made for the most colourful period of the year: Carnival! They will appeal to both children and adults because they are made with thickly sliced juicy apples and a covering of crisp batter. You can replace the brandy with another spirit or, if you are making these fritters for your children, use orange juice! They are quite delicious, sweet, aromatic, and full of flavour, excellent for a party amongst friends with a carnival theme … and more! They are very simple to make, and inexpensive too because they use only simple ingredients. Carnival apple fritters require little effort and preparing them with our recipe will make it easier still, because we have taken pictures for every step of the process, showing you exactly what our chef did, making it easy to follow and removing any uncertainty. Let’s make these delicious fritters together!

Ingredients

  • Italian 00 flour 250 grams
  • milk 1 glass of milk
  • butter 60 grams
  • eggs 4 units
  • yeast 8g of baking powder
  • brandy 1 glass of brandy
  • apples 4 ‘Renetta’ apples
  • sugar 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • oil Oil for frying, as much as required
  • icing sugar Icing sugar to taste
Information
1 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Place the egg yolks in a bowl with two tablespoons of sugar, setting aside the two egg whites. Beat the egg yolks and sugar with a whisk, add the warm melted butter, sift in the flour and the yeast, and then add the milk until you have a smooth but thick batter. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter evenly and let it rest for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and core the apples, and cut into 1 cm thick slices. Place them in a shallow bowl, sprinkle with the remaining sugar and drizzle with brandy. Heat the oil, dip the apple slices in the batter with a wooden skewer and fry in the hot oil a few at a time. Brown them on both sides, drain on absorbent paper and, once cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.

Tips
Once the apple fritters are fried, put them on paper towels to remove all excess oil; when frying them, make sure they are well separated to prevent them from sticking. Also, sprinkle sugar over them while they are still hot, and if you want to give them an extra twist, add some powdered spice such as cinnamon.
Trivia
These apple fritters are a specialty of the region of Trentino Alto Adige, prepared during Carnival with the fruit that sums up the area: apples. In Trentino they grow many different varieties: Golden Delicious, Gala, Winesap, Morgenduft, Fuji and Braeburn, Granny Smith, Renetta and Canada.

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