Saturday, May 10, 2008

Apple Puffs

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1/16 tsp each: nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, mace
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 - 3/4 cup sour (or butter)milk
1 green apple (granny smith) cored, peeled and grated

Mix together dry ingredients, work in butter until flaky then stir in the apple. Add first measure of milk, stirring it in thoroughly. If too dry add a little more milk until it's a very wet dough.

Drop by teaspoons into very hot (375 degrees) oil and fry until brown.

Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or just serve with honey.