Apple Beignets

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Peel and core about 4 large apples.

Mix together

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup rum or brandy

Pour over apple. Let marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.

Mix together

1-3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs yolks – reserve the whites
3.4 cup milk
2/3 cup flat beer
2 tbsps melted butter

Mix well and set aside.

When ready, beat the two egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.

Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drain apples.

Dip each apple ring into the batter and drop into the oil. Cook until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels.

To serve, dust with confectioners sugar.

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Churros

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In a large pot, combine

1 cup water
4 tbsps butter
2 tbsps brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in

1 cup flour till blended

Using a hand mixer, blend in 4 eggs.

Mixture will be slightly running. Put into a pastry bag with a fluted tip.
Heat oil to 375 degree. Pipe 4″ – 5″ long logs into oil. Fry approx 2 minutes per side. While still warm, roll in cinnamon sugar.

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