All the special breakfast talk got us talking about Christmas morning and how we always have cinnamon rolls. So I got to thinking I bet I could make pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Luckily for all you pumpkin haters I don't have any yeast in the house so I had to brainstorm.
One of these days there will be pumpkin cinnamon rolls though because look at these babies.
I remember when my stepdad had this guy working for him. I was probably in 7th or 8th grade. He was a handy man of sorts and he was a kind, generous man. He always seemed to have a bakery bag with him. One day I got brave and asked him what was inside. It was an apple fritter. He offered me the fritter but I felt ashamed for asking and I tried to refuse it. He insisted I take it so I did. I ran into the house and sat down at the table ALL ALONE and enjoyed all it's sugar, apple glazed goodness. It was more like a donut than a fritter but it was pure heaven. I'm sure this thing had a million calories and equal grams of fat but at age 14 those things really didn't hit my radar. I think I eventually told my mom about my secret treat and she wound up buying some for the whole family to enjoy. None of them ever tasted as good as the one I savored on my own that day.
Knowing there was no way I could recreate THAT special apple fritter I set out to make a different kind. Think funnel cake with apples.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 quarts oil for deep frying
- 4 large apples, peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Fold in apples.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed deep pot or skillet.
- Dice apples into small bite size pieces. Use a small ice cream scoop to and fry a SMALL ball, a few at a time, turning once, until golden. Do not use too much batter as they will not cook all the way through without burning.
- Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar.
Maybe I should just put a candy corn on top and call it breakfast. Now isn't that special?