Monday, 17 August 2015

Apple beignets with cinnamon sugar

Cored apple slices dipped in batter and deep fried and then tossed in cinnamon sugar. Crispy , crunchy on the outside and stuffed generously with a thick slice of apple inside. Perfect tea time snack. These are super crispy, not overly sweet and apple with cinnamon tastes heavenly.



For the batter

  • 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon / cinnamon powder
  • 6 Tablespoons milk ( I used full cream milk )

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 1/4 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon / cinnamon powder

For the beignets

  • 1 apple ( I used red delicious )
  • vegetable oil for deep frying


1. In a mixing bowl, mix together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder


2. Pour milk to the bowl and using a spoon mix together flour and milk to form a batter without lumps. This batter is quite thick. Set aside for 10 minutes

3. Meanwhile, cut the apple into thick rings. Core the seeds and remove the skin from the apple rings.

4. In a small plate, toss granulated sugar, icing sugar, cinnamon and set aside

5. In a wok / pan heat oil. When the oil is hot, reduce the flame to low

6. Now, dip cored apple slice in the batter we prepared at step number 2 to coat completely. Drip off excess batter

7. Gently slide in the apple slices in the hot oil
8. Fry them in hot oil on low / medium flame for 3 minutes on each side. I fried the first apple slice on medium flame, it turned little dark. Hence I reduced the flame to low and fried the remaining slices


9. Immediately drain the fried beignets on a paper towel to remove excess oil

10. Then toss them in cinnamon sugar mixture we prepared at step number 4.
Coat the beignets generously with cinnamon sugar and coat them while they are still hot. The sugar gently melts and coats the beignets when they are hot

11. Serve hot with tea / coffee

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