Apple Fritters

1 cup of flour

1/3 cup sugar

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

dash salt

1 tsp apple pie spice

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp melted butter

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1-1/2 cups finely chopped apples (I used Gala)

Mix all the dry ingredient together.  Mix all the wet ingredients together.

Blend them together.  Add the apples and fold in well.

Drop by “plops” into 350-360 degree oil and fry about 45 seconds per side.

Glaze:

2 cups confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp apple pie spice

Add enough milk (2-4 tbsps?) to make a nice, drippy glaze

When fritters are out of the oil, let them cool about 30 seconds, then roll in the glaze and let them “drip” drip!

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Apple Rose Muffins

apple rose2 gala apples – cored and sliced thin – LEAVE PEEL ON

3/4 cups sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsps butter

In a skillet, melt the butter.  Add the sugar and cinnamon – mix.  Add the apples.

Saute the apples on low heat for about 20 minutes until syrupy and soft.  The

apples should be pliable but not mushy.  Remove from heat and drain – save the liquid.

For the muffin:

1 cup plus 1 tbsps flour

1/2 tsp apple pie spice

1/4 tsp baking powder

Mix the above together and set aside.

1 tbsps brown sugar

2 tbsps white sugar

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1 egg

2 tbsps vegetable oil

4 tbsps milk

Beat altogether and then add the flour mixture and blend well.

Generously grease a 6 well muffin tin.  Divide the dough evenly in the 6 wells.

Start making a flower out of the apples slices.  I start by taking one sliced and rolling it up tightly and putting it in the center of each muffin well – this is the center of your rose.  Then I take slices of apple and begin arranging them concentrically around the middle point out to the edge pushing the slices a bit down in the dough but leaving most of the apple above the dough with the peel sides always up – this adds a nice touch of color to the rose.

Bake at 350 for about 22 minutes

Cool in pan about 10 minutes and then remove.  Use the reserved liquid from the apples saute as a sauce if you wish.

Starburst Coffee Cake

star cake done

1 tbsp yeast

1/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup warm milk

3-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup melted shortening

3 eggs

3/4 tsp salt

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm milk.  Let sit for about 15 minutes. Add 1 cup flour and blend well.  Add melted shortening, eggs, and remaining flour and salt.  Mix on mixer for about 3-4 minutes. Remove and place in a greased bowl – cover and let rise 1 hour Turn out and braid as desired

Put aside and let rise after braiding for about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25-50 minutes.

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