Comfort me with Apples

If its not swine flu, its chickguniya.(is that how its spelt?) .Apparently this mosquito-inflicted nightmare is speading all over North Kerala . So looks like our visit to Kerala might not happen after all. We were planning to go end-September. But God and the mosquitoes have plotted against us…..

Meanwhile I have been crazy-busy with the coffee-evening in our Goa Navy Institute. It’s this evening of coffee and blah blah organized by and for us navy wives. Its not the kitty-partyish thing..rather its like those sports or art fests that we used to have in college. There’s games, entertainment, FOOD and loads of chatter.

Goa is a small base so most of us know each other and this once-a-month thing we organize helps us catch-up in the midst of our busy daily lives. I’ve grown to really enjoy these’coffee evenings’. My dept is organizing this month’s event so been real busy getting together some stuff…
Apple fritters
I made this Apple Fritters a while back but just got around to posting them today. These taste really good. Make sure you keep some extra apples at hand you’ll probably have to cook an additional batch.

Apple Fritters
Adapted from Bakes and Cakes
Serves 4-6

Ingredients
1 1/3 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
3 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored and ¼ inch slices
Icing sugar
Oil for frying
Apple Fritters

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Whisk in the egg and the milk.
Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Mix the sugar and the cinnamon powder in a plate. Coat the apple slices in this mixture.
Now dip the apple slices into the flour batter and fry in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides.
Sprinkle the warm fritters with icing sugar. Serve hot.

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