FoodQuick and Easy Apple Fritters: Enjoy a Family Favorite Faster

Quick and Easy Apple Fritters: Enjoy a Family Favorite Faster

Yeast-free pancakes - recipe.
Yeast-free pancakes - recipe.
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3:33 PM EDT, March 18, 2024
A few simple ingredients, a single minute of mixing, and just half an hour of waiting for the dough to rise—that's all it takes to make delicious apple fritters. But what if I told you the wait could be slashed? Discover a clever trick to expedite the process.
Doesn't the image of a plate piled high with warm apple fritters, dusted with powdered sugar, tug at your heartstrings? For many of us, fritters evoke fond childhood memories. They are among the rare dishes we continue to make into adulthood, now for our own children. Craving a heap of these delightful treats without the long wait? Read on to uncover a recipe that significantly cuts down on prep time.

How to make apple fritters?

Cakes can vary in taste depending on how you make them. If you use buttermilk or sour milk, the fritters will have a tangy flavor reminiscent of cheese doughnuts. On the other hand, yeast fritters are airy, soft, and fluffy, much like the classic doughnut, and probably the version most of us relished as kids.

Whipping up these pancakes is incredibly easy. You'll need just four ingredients - milk, yeast, eggs, and apples. Start by warming the milk and blending it with yeast, sugar, and a touch of flour. Then, incorporate the activated mixture into the remaining flour, milk, and eggs. Let the resulting batter rise for at least half an hour. Fold some apple pieces into the batter before frying and fry in hot oil.

This recipe is straightforward, economical, and delectable, with only one drawback — the wait. The dough needs sufficient rising time for the fritters to become light, airy, and well-expanded. However, this step can be reduced. Simply omit... yeast, and in just 10 minutes, delightful pancakes await you. Explore an easy recipe for yeast-free fritters that tastes just as great as the traditional concoction.

Yeast-Free Fritters — Recipe

  • 1 cup of milk,
  • 7 ounces of all-purpose flour,
  • 1 egg,
  • a pinch of salt,
  • 2 apples,
  • oil for frying,
  • optional: powdered sugar, jam, honey for serving.
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and salt, and gradually add the flour until the mixture is well combined.
  2. Rinse the apples, peel, core, and either slice, dice thickly or grate them finely.
  3. Stir the apples into the batter, then spoon the mixture into a preheated pan coated with oil. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes on either side.
  4. Once fried, move the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towels. Enjoy them warm, ideally sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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