After losing 50 lbs. my husband requested lowfat apple fritters. An internet search provided a recipe from www.shashek.com now modified to use a food processor.
- 1 envelope active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
- 3⁄4 cup nonfat milk or 3⁄4 cup skim milk (scalded/heated to 100-115 degrees)
- 1⁄4 cup margarine (sliced)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 cups unbleached flour (about)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 cups peeled chopped apples
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 -4 tablespoons lemon juice
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine hot milk, margarine, sugar and salt in the bowl of food processor.
- (or mixing bowl) Let stand until margarine melts.
- Beat in 1 1/2 cups of flour.
- Add yeast mixture, cinnamon and egg.
- Process or beat until combined.
- Add other 2 cups flour and process or mix and knead on board.
- Add additional flour if needed.
- Place dough in greased bowl.
- Turn to grease top.
- Cover and let rise about 1 1/2 hours or let rise in the refrigerator over night (bringing dough to room temperature before continuing).
- Punch dough down.
- Mix in apples.
- Divide dough into thirds.
- Cut dough with shears or chop with sharp knife.
- Shape cut dough into six mounds on a greased baking sheet.
- Repeat with other two sections of dough.
- Cover and let rise at room temperature until double in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden.
- Meanwhile, place powdered sugar in food processor.
- Process until fluffy, not lumpy.
- Slowly add lemon juice and keep processing until smooth and satiny.
- While fritters are still warm spoon on glaze.