I think it's safe to say yellow leaves are topping off the trees, and the air has a crisp feeling about it. However, if you're like me, you're still holding onto that last bit of warm sun and thinking of fried summer foods handed out of food trucks. Food trucks are pretty amazing aren't they! I've always had a thing for street food, and I especially love when trucks fuse together to different aspects of food. I'll take an Asian-Mexican burrito over a sit down restaurant any day.
So, this week I'm combining some fall tastes with that light, fried taste of summer:
Apple Pie Bites with Caramel Sauce
Adapted from: The Sugar Hit
For the apple pie bites:
100g fresh ricotta cheese
40g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
vegetable oil, for frying
To make the fritters, place the ricotta, flour, baking powder, egg and 1 tbsp sugar into a mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon until well combined. In a small, deep saucepan, heat about 2-3 cm of oil, until a piece of the ricotta mixture bubbles and floats to the surface when added. Using two teaspoons, drop teaspoonfuls of the batter into the oil, and cook for about a minute or until golden brown. Flip and allow to cook for 30 seconds to a minute more. Remove the fritters, and drain briefly on paper towels, while you continue until all the batter is cooked. Serve immediately.
For the caramel sauce:
6 tbsp butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
So good, and the batter can be made in advance, so they can be fired right before serving. These are a perfect snack fix!
For the rest of this week, I have 50 cupcakes to make for a school event on Friday. We are giving them out as prizes, and I have to make them in between soccer and school, so I'll let you know how that goes.
Until next week!