Classic Apple Fritters Doughnuts

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry or instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups + 4-6 Tbsp. bread flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp mace (can substitute nutmeg)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp shortening or lard
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Filling:

  • 2 medium tart apples, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp bread flour

Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners/icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp light corn or golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. For the dough: In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the yeast to the 1/2 warm water. Add the 2 tsp. of sugar, stir and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, mace and salt. Set aside.
  2. When yeast is ready, add the shortening, egg and vanilla and mix with the paddle attachment on low speed for 1 minute (to break up the shortening). Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Add a second third of the flour mixture and again, mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook and add the remaining flour mixture. Knead with the hook until all that flour is incorporated. Now start adding flour in 1 Tbsp. increments, until the dough comes together, clears the bottom of the bowl and is becoming smooth. Knead on medium for about 2 minutes more. The dough should be smooth and but still a bit moist (but not sticky).
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set-aside to rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  4. Meanwhile, make the apple filling. Place the diced apples, sugar and lemon juice into a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until all the liquid has evaporated and the apples are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl to cool completely before using.
  5. When bread has finished it's first rise, remove to a lightly floured surface and roll into a 10-inch x 10-inch square. Sprinkle the apples over one half of the dough. Sprinkle the 1 Tbsp. cinnamon evenly over the apples and then sprinkle with the 1 Tbsp. flour. Fold the empty side of the dough over the side with the apples. Using a sharp knife or a bench scraper, cut the dough into 1/2-inch wide strips from top to bottom. Repeat cutting 1/2-inch strips from side to side, so you end up with small chunks of dough. Gather up the dough bits and cut some more, from different directions, until it is in small chunks and evenly mixed with cinnamon/apples/dough etc.

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