Saturday, February 25, 2012

Apple Donuts for Mardi Gras

Oops, it seems we just over Mardi Gras. :)))

I just realized that the Mardi Gras season starts on Epiphany (6th January) and ends on Fat Tuesday. As of Ash Wednesday the 40-day Lent starts that will end at Eastern. So from this Wednesday, there is no more Carnival season. Too bad, I just started to get in a Carnival mood :)))

During thinking about this weekend's Mardi Gras pastry, I remembered that we used to make donuts. However, I also remembered having this burning oil smell all over the kitchen. Sorry if it is a bit of a downer, but that is why I googled through the internet to found my perfect donuts and found fried apples. So I made cinnamon apple rings in american pancake coat.

The recipe for the American Pancake is the one I found at Jamie Oliver's website weeks ago and tried and tested. However, here you should start by peeling the apples, cut out the seeds and slice them into 0.2 inch. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. Now you can start to make the pancake dough.


AMERICAN PANCAKE (by Jamie Oliver)

INGREDIENTS (for 4 apples or 7-8 10 cm/4 inch pancake)

3 eggs
115 g (4 oz) all-purpose flour
1,4 dl milk
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

Separate egg whites and egg yolk. Whisk the egg whites to a nice, hard foamy state. Mix other ingredients with the egg yolks by means of a hand-held mixer or food processor. Add the whisked egg whites gently. Ready to use.

Dip the apple slices in the pancake dough and fry both sides on medium heat.


  1. Looks fantastic, besides I love pancakes and the combination of apples and cinnamon, this could be perfect!!!

    1. I wish I put cinnamon in everything. :)))

  2. Yum! This seems like a good doughnut replacement for sure. Do the apples cook all the way through, or are they still kind of crispy in the final product?

    1. I made 0.2 inch thick apple slices and they remained a bit crispy. Though I liked them that way. I guess if you fry on lower heat or cut thinner slices it will not be crispy.