Apple fritters with apple brandy butterscotch sauce recipe

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serves: 4
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Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 600 kCal 30%
Fat 16g 23%
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  • These butterscotch-covered apple fritters are a tiny but naughty – but irresistibly nice

    Ingredients

    • For the sauce:
    • 30g (1oz) butter
    • 90g (3oz) light soft brown sugar
    • 2tbsp golden syrup
    • 142ml carton double cream
    • 2tbsp apple brandy (Calvados or Somerset Royal)
    • For the fritters:
    • Sunflower oil, for deep-frying
    • 60g (2oz) plain flour
    • 30g (1oz) caster sugar
    • ½tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 medium egg, separated
    • 2-3 apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced widthways, to make ring shapes
    • Deep-fat fryer

    Method

    • Heat the sunflower oil in a deep-fat fryer to 190°C (375°F).

    • To make the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the sugar, golden syrup and 2tbsp water.

    • Place the pan over a gentle heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

    • Increase the heat and boil the sauce rapidly for a few minutes until it turns pale golden in colour and thickens slightly.

    • Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour in the cream, taking care in case it splatters. Stir until the cream blends into the sauce; return the pan to the heat and simmer until it reaches the desired consistency.

    • Stir in the apple brandy and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

    • Keep the sauce warm while cooking the fritters.

    • To make the batter, sift the flour, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl, then beat in the egg yolk and 8tbsp water to give a smooth batter.

    • Whisk the egg white until stiff and fold it into the batter.

    • Dip the apple slices in the batter, shake off excess, then place in the hot oil.

    • Fry the fritters for 2-3 mins on each side, until golden, cooking three to four apple rings at a time.

    • Remove from the pan and drain the slices on absorbent kitchen paper. Keep them warm until all the slices are cooked.

    • Serve the fritters hot, drizzled with the sauce.

    Top tip for making Apple fritters with apple brandy butterscotch sauce

    This dish isn't suitable for freezing - so you'll have to eat it up asap!

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