I made theses lovely apple beignets / fritters (difference??) for New Year's Eve. It uses a quick puff pastry recipe that is not a lot of work and has great results. Apple beignets in the Netherlands are always completely covered in refined sugar which tastes amazing but as I no longer eat it I covered these in Coconut blossom sugar. It gives it a surprisingly slightly spicy taste. Great for a party or when you want to fool yourself that anything apple has got to be healthy somehow :)
APPLE BEIGNETS/ FRITTERS
250 grams cold butter
250 grams sifted spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 ml icecold water
4 bake apples
200 grams coconutblossom sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Frying oil, you can use coconut oil for this, yummy!
Cut the butter in small cubes and put in refrigerator. Mix salt, flour and water. Add butter and quickly knead into a dough keeping the butter cubes largely intact. Roll the dough out to a rectangle about the size of a piece of printer paper, a few inches longer.
Fold the dough in three parts and roll out again. Fold it again and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Repeat the process twice.
Peel the apple and remove the core. Cut the apple into 4 equal slices.
Mix the sugar with the cinnamon and lightly coat the apple slices with it.
Roll the dough out to 2 mm thickness, 1/10 of an inch.
Cut out circles of 10 cm or 4 inch diameter.
Lay an apple slice on half of the dough circles.
You can put more cinnamon sugar in the hole in the apple slice, but you can also add marzipan, raisins , nuts, whatever you like :)
Moisten the side of the dough and add the second half of your dough circles onto the first. Press well so it sticks together.
Heat your oil to 180 degrees celsius or 350 fahrenheit.
Put 1-3 apple beignets in at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
Fry them for 6 minutes, turning halfway.
Leave them to drip on some kitchen paper or towel for a few minutes, then sprinkle with more sugar.