Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
I had these at a restaurant in Greenville called Sir George's, when I was a kid, and had such a fit over them the chef gave my mother the recipe. It's supposedly from a 15th Century recipe. All I know is they are fantastic! Serve them as a dessert or side with your Pork!
- 1⁄4 cup ale or 1⁄4 cup beer
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 3 -4 apples (Macintosh)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- oil (for frying) or shortening (for frying)
- confectioners' sugar
- Heat the beer to lukewarm.
- Put the yeast in a medium sized bowl and add 1/4 cup of the beer; stir and let sit about 10 minutes.
- Mix in the flour, egg yolks or egg if desired, and salt. add extra beer as needed to make this the consistency of pancake batter.
- Beat the mixture and then cover the bowl.
- Leave in a warm place for about an hour. It should at least double in bulk.
- Peel the apples, core them and cut into wedges or rings.
- Put the apple slices in the batter and stir to.
- coat them.
- Fry quickly in oil or deep fat.
- Sprinkle with sugar and serve.
These are wonderful. the batter just is heavenly and light. I sprinkled some cinnamon over them as well.