This Delicious Recipe For Simple, Delicious Apple Fritters Has Been Around Since 1767! Delicious!

What we may know today as Doughnuts, elephant ears and funnel cakes, actually has roots in 18th century America. Behold, the fritter; a delicious, simple fried batter that for obvious reasons has stood the test of time as a favorite treat that with some additions and slight changes has pretty much remained the same since its origins in the 1700s.

Fritter is a name applied to a wide variety of fried foods, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, or other ingredients.

In the United States, fritters are small cakes made with a primary ingredient that is mixed with an egg and milk batter and either pan-fried or deep-fried; wheat flour, cornmeal, or a mix of the two may be used to bind the batter.

In the video from Jas. Townsend and So, Inc., you’ll learn how to make the apple variation of this tasty pastry. The particular recipe used to create the apple fritter is from the 1767 cookbook, “Primitive Cookery; Or, The Kitchen Garden Display’d.”

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