Martha Would Be So Proud

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I love Martha Stewart.  I playfully talk about her like we’re besties from the old country.  Never mind the fact that she could be my mother…or grandma in Arkansas. 😉

Certain people in my life often call me Martha as a playful insult when I’m being all anal perfectionist.  I just tell ’em I know they mean it as an insult but I totally hear it as a compliment.  🙂

When I’m cooking and it doesn’t turn out the way it should I’ll announce that Martha would be so disappointed.  Conversely (and thus the title of this post) if things turn out ‘right’ I say she’d be proud.

A few weeks ago she told me …ya know just moi…not the million other people reading her site 😉 that it was time to start cooking with fall apples.  When the queen of good things tells you to cook some apples…you go out and get some apples.  🙂

One of the fall recipes she put up this month was this Apple Fritter Rings recipe.

If you’re like me…the only kind of apple fritter you’re familiar with is the delicious apple-y / yeast-y / sticky fried dough concoction you used to get at Shipley’s before you recieved your diagnosis from h3ll.

Well it turns out this version is actually the traditional Apple Fritter and I thought it would make a nice ‘first day of fall’ treat.  🙂

You can find the recipe here.

I followed the recipe subbing Cup4Cup for the flour and I also put a little squiggle of Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Icing on it.  Didn’t need it at all…I just wanted some icing. 😉 

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These were good but not “Oh my gosh I can’t wait to make these again” good.

With the first couple rings the apples came out way too hard.  They were hot all the way through just hard.  So for the rest I heated the apple rings in the microwave for about one and a half minutes before dipping in the batter and frying.  They came out perfectly soft.

I would use this batter again but next time I’d chunk up the apples, mix into the batter and just do drop ‘fritters’.  Less work and all the same flavors.  🙂

Also picked up two of my favorite fall ingredients today at Walmart

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Whoever invented Caramel Bits should win some kind of world peace award or something.  🙂 

I’m excited to start recreating gluten free versions of some of my favorite fall / winter recipes.

One thing you will not see here though is pumpkin.  It seems like fall pumpkin recipes are an unspoken requirement for food bloggers but I must be some kind of freak because I cannot stand pumpkin…anything.  I hope y’all don’t kick me out of the club. 😉

Happy first day of fall.  🙂

It was this or Barry Manilow…you’re welcome.  😉

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2 responses to “Martha Would Be So Proud

    • The cinnamon chips are delicious. They just taste like cinnamon and sugar. Even around here though I can only find them til shortly after Christmas then they disappear til the next fall.

      I plan to do some Oatmeal Scotchies (cookies) soon with a mix of them and butterscotch chips.

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