Chocolate Beer-battered Apples with Maple Syrup

For a hot and delicious sweet treat with a difference, try Bill McCarrick's chocolate beer-battered apples with maple syrup
Chocolate Beer-battered Apples with Maple Syrup
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 500 ml vegetable oil, for frying

For the batter

  • 125 g plain flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 10 g sugar
  • pinches salt
  • 125 ml beer
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil

To serve

  • 3-4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 150 ml maple syrup


1. Peel the apples, remove the cores and pips and cut into quarters. Lay out on kitchen paper to dry.

2. Meanwhile, sieve the flour and cocoa powder together in a large bowl.

3. Whisk the egg whites, sugar and salt together to stiff peaks.

4. Stir the beer, egg yolks and oil together and whisk this slowly and thoroughly into the flour and cocoa powder, until smooth. Fold in the egg white mixture.

5. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Using a fork, pierce an apple quarter and dip this into batter. Fry for 45 seconds or so, until the batter is crisp.

6. Roll the hot apples in brown sugar and serve straight away with maple syrup.

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