Tonight Mel, Russ, and the girls came for dinner. I made meatloaf, which Russ likes and Mel never cooks (she doesn't care for ground beef). For dessert I made Apple Fritters. (It had been a while since we had fried dough!) This recipe is based on one from The Joy of Cooking. The batter is very thick and it's hard to stir in the apple pieces, but that makes dropping it into the hot oil easy. Lizzie helped me sprinkle the hot fritters with powdered sugar. We ate them with vanilla ice cream (next time, I'll make some caramel sauce too). Enjoy!
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp. melted butter
Juice of 1 lemon
4 apples, cored and thinly sliced
1. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Combine milk and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture. Stir apples into batter.
2. Heat vegetable oil in Dutch oven. Carefully drop batter into hot oil using a small scoop. Cook until golden brown and done. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle hot apple fritters with powdered sugar.