We had a wonderful holiday break. It seemed to pass too quickly though. If it were up to me every day would be Christmas break - I really do like having those little rascals home and it never seems like we have enough time to do everything we want to do. We did get a chance to spend some time in the kitchen.
Sam got a chance to redeem himself in the turkey department (more on that later):
1tbs lemon juice
1 small apple, small diced
4 ½ cups flour
½ cup currants
2 cups warm milk
I small packet of yeast (1/4 ounce)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 quart of oil for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting
Add yeast, sugar and milk together; stir until smooth. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Add apple to lemon juice & set aside. Mix flour and salt in bowl. Make a hole in the center of flour mixture and slowly add milk (I did it in the bowl of the KitchenAid). Mix until smooth. Add currants and apple pieces in the lemon juice. Cover the bowl with a clean dishtowel and allow to rise about 1 hour in a warm place.
Heat oil to 356ºF or 180ºC. Using a spoon, carefully drop 2” balls of dough into the oil allowing them to brown (about 8 minutes – rotating them occasionally). Allow to drain on paper towels. Arrange on plate and generously sift powdered sugar over the tops.
Definitely time well spent.