I found out something very disconcerting this week. That dirty smutty little harlot Brenda has a very very nasty habit. She goes to McDonalds and buys their deep fried apple pies when I’m not looking!
I promised not to blackmail her over it if we used her weakness for something fabulous. And we have:
You will need
Some filo pastry sheets
4 dessert spoons of gram flour (or plain). The gram flour is better.
Cold water to make a paste with the flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Cut up a couple of eating apples into small cubes
1 cinnamon stick
Zest and juice of a third of a lemon
1/4 tsp allspice
2 tsp of glace ginger
Take the cubes of apple and place in a saucepan with the lemon and the zest and a cup full of water. Add the ginger, allspice, cinnamon stick and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer slowly, with the lid off until the apple has softened a bit – but isn’t a mush. Put the apples to one side to cool.
Put a pan of vegetable oil on the stove and turn on. You will want a pan of oil bubbling.
Meanwhile, mix the flour with the water to make a paste.
Now take a sheet of filo and lay it flat. Scoop some apple into the middle of the sheet being careful to leave overlaps either side.
Fold over the sheet and wrap it up. Seal with some egg.
Now dip it in the batter all over.
Put on a plate.
Now dip the apple roll in the oil and let it fry for about two minutes or until brown. It will cook very quickly so stand over it ready to extract it.
Take out and rain and place on a plate ready to serve.
Leave to cool