Appelbeignets (Dutch Apple Fritters) are another sweet snack besides Oliebollen that are traditionally eaten in Holland on New Years Eve.
Apples are cored and sliced, dipped in cinnamon scented batter, deep-fried and dusted with more (and more..) cinnamon sugar. Family and friends gather together to warm up with these snacks of deep-fried goodness in the cold and freezing Dutch winter evening, while counting down to a brand New Year.
Appelbeignets (Dutch Apple Fritters)Serves 6
Ingredients3 large Elstar or Jona Gold apples (I used Pink Lady as these apples are not available in Sydney) 125 g all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
200 ml milk
Oil for deep-frying
Cinnamon sugar for dusting
1. Peel and core the apples. Slice the apples thinly as pictured.
2. Mix together the flour, caster sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Lightly beat the egg and milk. Slowly whisk in the egg and milk mixture into the dry ingredients.
4. Heat the oil in the deep-fryer to 180C.
5. Dip the apple slices into the batter and add to the hot oil a few at a time without over crowding. Deep-fry for 3-4 minutes, turning once until crisp, puff and golden brown.
6.Drain on paper towel, dust with cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.