As I was making these, my husband said, “wouldn’t it just be easier and less messy if you bought some at the store”? I replied, yes, but they wouldn’t be nearly as good and I couldn’t say that I made them. Lets just say that he liked them so much that he had one after another and commented how much he liked the size. They fit so nicely into his hand and after just a few bites they were gone.
I hope you like them as much as we did. The picture I show here are some that I glazed and some that I powdered sugar. Now, we prefer the glaze and I think they look prettier too, but you can be the judge.
– These made about 15. They were the size of a ping pong ball when they went in and end up being the size of my palm when they were done frying.
1 C flour, 1/2 C sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, dash of salt, 1 1/2 tsp or more if you like of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1TB butter-melted, 1 egg, 1/3 C milk or possibly more, and 1 1/2 C chopped apple.
Oil for frying
1 C powdered sugar and 1 TB milk ( for glaze)
Mix all dry ingredients together. Slowly add the wet ingredients minus the apple. Mix until well combined. Fold in the apple pieces. The batter should be similar to a cake batter consistency.
Heat oil. I have an electric stove, so I turn mine to about 4-any hotter and the middle will not get done. Once the oil is ready take 1 TB of batter and add to the oil. You can add 4-5 TB, but make sure they do not touch each other. Flip once one side gets a med. brown color and then fry the other side until it’s the same wonderful golden color. (Approximately 40 seconds each side.
Once done, wait a few minutes to cool and then either dip in the glaze, dust with powdered sugar or eat plane.