Appelbeignets (Dutch)

A traditional Dutch favorite for New Year's Eve.

Author:Coert Vonk
Yield:20 pieces
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:30


Sugar mixture
70 g sugar, (ideally: witte basterd suiker)
2 tbsp. cinnamon
5/8 golden delicious apples, cut in 5 slices
250 g unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. double acting baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
egg, beaten loose
150 ml beer
150 ml milk, luke warm
3 l canola oil, for frying


  1. Peel the apples, and drill their cores. Cut the apples in 4 slices. Pull the apples through the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  1. Sift the unbleached flower, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Make a hole in the middle, and pour the egg into it.
  2. While stirring, mix in the pilsner. Keep stirring for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  1. Cover a drainer with kitchen paper. Heat the oil in a frying pan until a white damp comes off, about 345 °F (165 °C).
  2. Using a fork, move the apple slices through the dough, and slide them into the hot oil. Fry 5 beignets at the time for about 4 minutes. Halfway, turn with a fork.
  3. Put the beignets in the drainer. When all done, server in bowl and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.