APPLE RING AROUNDS

APPLE RING AROUNDS

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 medium baking apples

Combine flour, cornstarch, one tablespoon sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Combine milk and egg. Add gradually to flour mixture. Beat with fork until well blended. Refrigerate one hour. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
Heat 2 or 3 inches shortening to 365ºF in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Peel and core apples. Cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick rings. Dip in batter. Drain off excess. Fry a few at a time, in shortening heated to 365ºF. Fry 3 to 5 minutes out until golden brown. Turn once. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 3 dozen.