This is a new take on the Pinoy maruya. Try it with bananas, pears, or even persimmons (as long as they’re still crunchy). Easiest dessert ever!Serves 6 Total Cooking Time 20 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup white sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 cup milk2 quarts oil for deep-frying4 large apples, peeled and cored1/2 cup cinnamon sugar or confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1 In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.2 In another bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until smooth. 3 Heat oil to 375ºF (190ºC) in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed deep pot or skillet. 4 Slice apples into half-inch rings. Dip apple slices in batter and fry, a few at a time, turning once, until golden. Drain on paper towels and dust with cinnamon sugar.
Photography by David Hanson
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