Making traditional and tasty Appelbeignets (apple fritters or Dutch apple doughnuts) yourself is super easy to do. The juicy, fresh-sweet apple is covered with a crispy dough. And dusted with cinnamon sugar. A delicious warm snack that is really tasty and served on New Year's Eve
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Put in a bowl.
¼ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the deep fryer to 350 °F / 180 °C.
1 gallon Sunflower oil
Make the batter by mixing the self-rising flour, egg and milk until smooth.
1 cup self-rising flour, 1 egg, ⅔ cups milk
Peel the apples and remove the core with an apple corer.
Cut the apples into slices (horizontal) of ¼ inch (½ cm) thickness.
Dip each apple slice in the batter and immediately lower into the hot oil.
Bake for 2 minutes.
Drain on kitchen paper.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (or powdered sugar) and serve.
1. Self-rising flour -This ensures that the dough around the apple becomes airy during baking. You can substitute it with 1 cup of flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder.2. Apples - The apples are peeled, and the core is drilled out. Then cut them into slices. Suitable apples for apple fritters are Elstar, Jonagold or Cox. It is better not to use a Golden Reinette or Pipin (stewing apples). The texture is less tasty after baking.3. Storage-
Room temperature - Store the oliebollen at room temperature in a draft-free place. The next day (New Year's Day) you can heat them up in the oven (10 mins at 300 °F / 150 °C) or in the Air fryer (3 minutes at 350 °F / 180 °C) until they have the right temperature and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Really delicious.
Freezing - The oliebollen can also be frozen. Let them cool and pack them airtight and freeze them. This way they can be stored for 2 months. Let them thaw at room temperature and heat them for (10 mins at 300 °F / 150 °C) in the oven (3 minutes at 350 °F / 180 °C) in the Air fryer. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.