Rainy day at home - perfect time to do some deep frying! Really felt like some apple fritters, so here they are.
1 cup all-purpose flour (I used wholemeal spelt)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I used yoghurt)
4 large apples
Vegetable oil, for frying

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and salt. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk and then whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.

Peel and core the apples, then slice into 5mm-thick rounds.

Add 3 inches of oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot set over medium heat. Line a sheet tray with paper towels.

When the oil reaches 175°C on your deep-fry thermometer, begin by dipping each apple slice in the batter, shaking off any excess then carefully lowering it into the oil. Add several apple slices to the oil but do not overcrowd the pot. Flip the apple slices once so that they brown on all sides then using tongs, transfer them onto the paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat the battering and frying process with the remaining apple rings.

You can sprinkle with cinnamon and icing sugar if you like.