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This month - October - Kelley of Simply Inspired Meals invited the Foodie Extravaganza bloggers to join her in focusing on apples for National Apple Month. Here's the #FoodieExtravaganza Apple Bin!
Apple Crisp by Simply Inspired Meals Beef Pot Roast with Apples and Onions by A Day in the Life on the Farm Cider-braised Pig Cheeks with Apples by Food Lust People Love Crock Pot Apple Butter by Making Miracles Double Apple Beignets by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Pork Tenderloin with Bacon, Apple, and Gruyère by Karen's Kitchen Stories Vegan & Sugar Free Oats & Apple Porridge by Sneha's Recipe
Double Apple Beignets
As for me, I've posted a ton of apple recipes this week as I hosted the 2019 #AppleWeek event in September. I shared Apple Snickerdoodles, Crispy Hot Cider Tea-Braised Chicken Thighs, Individual Caramel Apple Sharlotka, a Frosty Apple Cocktail, Spiced Caramel Apple Cake with Vanilla-Flecked Buttercream, and Stem Ginger & Oat Crisp-Topped Apples with Caramel Sauce. Even my #TheCakeSliceBakers group had an apple option; I baked the Apple Sharlotka Cake for that!
So, I was kind of apple-d out for this event. But Jake and the Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf wanted to re-do some beignets using applesauce and an apple-flavored syrup in them. The results were a delicious treat for a study break on a busy Sunday afternoon. I made the batter and Jake fried them while the kids studied.
1 T dry active yeast 3 T granulated sugar, divided 1 C warm water 3 C flour 2 T applesauce 1 t oil 1/2 t salt 2 eggs 1 T apple syrup 1 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t ground nutmeg 1/2 t ground cardamom 1/4 t ground ginger canola oil for frying powdered sugar for serving Procedure
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 T sugar and warm water. Sprinkle yeast on the top and let stand until bubbly and frothy, approximately 5 minutes.
In another mixing bowl, stir together 2 T sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
After the yeast has bloomed, whisk in eggs, apple syrup, applesauce, and oil. As you whisk, incorporate the dry ingredients until the dough comes together in a ball. Place in an oiled container, cover, and let rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
When you're read to cook, fill a skillet with at least an inch of canola oil covering the bottom of the pan. Heat oil over medium-high heat until it sizzles when you add a drop of water. Pull off bite-sized pieces - or use two tablespoons to pull off the pieces - and drop them into the hot oil.
Cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Once nicely browned, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined platter or wire rack.
Dust the beignets generously with powdered sugar and serve immediately. ##foodieextravaganza #AppleSyrup #Apples #Beignet #Applesauce