These light, batter-coated rings enclose tender apple, with the aromatic flavors of anise and cinnamon
Prep Time: 20M
Cooking Time: 15M-20M, plus 1 hr resting
Serves: makes 4 servings
- 3 large Golden Delicious apples
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup anise liqueur, such as Anisette or ouzo
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- confectioner's sugar, for dusting
- Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples into rounds about 1/8in (4mm) thick. Toss the apples, 1/4 cup of the sugar, the liqueur, and lemon juice in a bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, milk, oil, and eggs together in a bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and stir until smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes.
- Pour enough oil to come halfway up the sides of a large skillet and heat over high heat to 350°F (180°C). In batches, dip the drained apple slices in the batter. Deep-fry about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve warm, dusted with confectioner's sugar.
- Good with vanilla ice cream, or plain, with a cup of coffee.
Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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