Apple Doughnuts

Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes:
16 (approx.)

Ingredients:

4 Royal Gala Apples
1 lemon, zested, juiced
2 cups plan flour, plus 1/3 cup extra
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 free range egg white
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
vegetable oil for deep-frying
raw sugar to sprinkle

Honey Glaza:
3/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup pecans, toasted, chopped

Preparation/Directions:

Section 1:
* to make the glaze, place honey, cinnamon and 1/2 cup boiling water in a wide saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring for 4-5 minutes or until slightly reduced – SET ASIDE

Section 2:
* trim tops and bases of apples
* slice each apple into 4 thick rounds, using a 2cm round cutter and remove cores from each slice
* toss in a bowl with zest and lemon juice and a pinch of salt
* let stand for 10 minutes

Section 3: . . . meanwhile
* line a baking tray with baking paper (or parchment paper)
* whisk flour, baking powder, apple juice, egg white and cinnamon in a blow
* set aside

Section 4:
* half-fill a large saucepan or wok with oil and heat to 180oC or until a cube of bread turns golden in 45 seconds;
* working in 4 batches, coat apple slices with extra flour then dip in batter to coat
* lower into oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway or until golden
* remove with a slotted spoon, dip in glaze then place onto tray

Section 5:
* serve hot with any remaining glaze and a sprinkling of sugar

Nutrition (per doughnut):
3g protein
10g fat (1g sat. fat)
20g sugar
2g dietary fibre
1000kJ (240 cals)