Apples on the tree, eggs in the coop…


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I probably wouldn’t win any awards for plating this one up but Masterchef wasn’t until Sunday evening…this is a recipe for apple cinnamon fritters that I ‘shared’ from a friend’s Facebook feed so that I wouldn’t lose it before I got home on Thursday night (yes, Android really does need a decent print to PDF app!!)…

The storm that blew through over the later part of last week blew a bunch of my apples off the tree (I guess that’s why they call it a wind fall!) – and blew another over: hopefully it will survive being replanted…that and a week’s worth of eggs that had accumulated while I had been away from the week were clearly signs that I had to give this a go…

What you need

2 cups self-raising flour (I just used high-grade flour and baking powder)

2 cups milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

What you do

Core and grate 2 apples.

In a bowl, mix together 2 cups self-raising flour, 2 cups milk, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Whisk until smooth.

Stir in grated apples.

Heat a non-stick fry pan over a medium-high heat. Add a little oil or margarine. Then, working in batches, drop ¼ cupfuls of batter into the pan.

Cook over a medium heat for one to two minutes until bubbles appear on the uncooked surface. Then turn the fritters over and cook the other side for a further 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil or margarine between batches if needed.

Transfer to a plate with a paper towel and keep warm.

Serve with sliced fresh or canned fruit and cinnamon yoghurt (make cinnamon yoghurt by mixing together plain unsweetened yoghurt, a little runny honey and cinnamon).

The recipe says that this is enough for six fritters so I halved it and still got four decent size fritters from the mix. I missed the bit about making cinnamon honey but will try that next time. As it was I used this as an excuse to finish off odds’n’sods things from the fridge and the pantry: a little fruit salad, some honey yoghurt, a squeeze of maple syrup that the twins missed on their last visit plus I added some dead flies raisins into the mix before cooking it up – these added complementary texture to the grated apple and IMHO improved the original recipe…Edit: Sofia has just reminded me that i fried up my last banana and added it to the stack as well…

I had planned to try a savoury approach to the toppings for the same fritters yesterday but by the time I got myself together on the fourth day of the long long weekend it was into the afternoon and I was busy doing ‘stuff’ and so I settled for simple muesli and yoghurt…savoury version to follow soon…

8 thoughts on “Apples on the tree, eggs in the coop…

    • I’ve never tried apple pancakes before, I would imagine these are pretty much the same…will have to try them with bananas…you just reminded me that I fried my last banana to have with the fritters so I’ll have to do an edit…

      • I was a bit surprised too by the 1:1 milk:flour ratio and the mix was quite runny so a bit more flour wouldn’t have hurt. On the other hand, as it was, it self-leveled in the pan very nicely and wasn’t too thick (but not too thin like a crepe, either).

      • When I do it pancake style it would be 1:1.5 milk flour ratio! This sunday I made some and added more baking powder than normal, they were nice and fluffy. I’m going to give it a try with apples next time, inspired by you 🙂

      • Yes…that sounds like a better ratio…I will try it when the girls come to visit on the weekend…


  1. Yes, much better using that 1:1.5 milk/flour ratio…! Still haven’t made my savoury option yet but these went great with some fresh fruit salad and ice cream!!

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