Monday, December 31, 2007

Appelflappen

Here in Holland we have some special foods that we make for New Years eve. Most of the people bake oliebollen but in our family the tradition is to make appelflappen.

The recipe I follow has been in the family for a long time, my grandfather made them this way, than my mom and now I have been doing it for quite some years. I only added one little thing to make them even more tasty, which is vanilla extract.

You need a couple of kilo's of baking apples, we use Goudreinetten, a very old Dutch apple breed that is tart and hold it's shape nicely when cooked or baked, this apple is too tart to eat raw.

The evening before you peel and core the apples and slice them, than sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon. Let them sit overnight.

The next day you make a batter from half a kilo of self raising flour, 2 eggs, some vanilla extract and enough milk to make it nice and sticky, you don't want it to thin!

Heat sunflower oil up to 180 C. Drag the apple slices through the batter and fry them in the oil until golden brown.

Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

HAPPY 2008 TO YOU ALL!!!!!!