Frittelle di Mela

Apple Doughnuts

Preparation info
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Appears in
A Lombardian Cookbook

By Alessandro Pavoni and Roberta Muir

Published 2015

  • About

Luckily, Mamma also makes these Carnevale sweets every year. They have a great texture because of the pieces of chopped apple through the batter, which also gives them a little acidity. Actually, I think these are my favourite Carnevale treat!


  • 3 green apples
  • 1⅔ cups (250 g) plain flour
  • ½


Peel the apples, cut into 1 mm dice and place in iced water to prevent browning.

Sift the flour into a bowl and, using a wooden spoon, mix in the yeast, egg, marsala, mineral water, olive oil and caster sugar. Cover and set aside for at least 20 minutes. Drain the apple, pat dry and stir through the batter.

Heat oil for deep-frying in a large heavy-based saucepan or deep-fryer u