- 3/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons or 100 all purpose flour,
- 2 teaspoons baking powder,
- pinch of salt,
- 1/4 Pint or 150 ml water,
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil,
- 2 Apples,
- Sugar and / or ground cinnamon, nutmeg etc for coating.
- (Serves 2).
- In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the water and oil and combine with a hand whisk.
- The consistency should be thick, like heavy cream and be able to coat a spoon. If it is too thick, add a drop more water, too thin, add a little more flour. Set aside.
- Heat a pan with vegetable oil until it reaches 180 C or 350 F. Make sure you do not over fill the pan with oil. I use a small saucepan and cook in batches, filling the pan 1/3rd deep with cooking oil.
- Whilst the oil is heating up, peel and core the apple, then cut in to rings about 1 1/2 cm or 1/2 inch thick.
- Dip each apple slice in the batter so it is fully coated and carefully place in the pan, cooking both sides until golden brown.
- To tell if the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny bit of batter, the size of a pea in to the oil. If it sizzles and floats to the top immediately, the oil is hot enough.
- Place the fritters on some kitchen paper then dip into a bowl with sugar and cinnamon if using, to coat.
- Serve immediately as they are or with some syrup drizzled over the top or a blob of ice cream!