4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3/8 tsp baking soda
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped granny smith apples
3/4 cup apple juice
1 cup maple syrup, plus more to serve
1 cup brown sugar
1 cups chopped cooked bacon
3 tbsp melted butter
vegetable oil, for frying
powdered sugar, to garnish
1Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl.
2Beat the egg with the milk in a medium bowl. Stir in the apples, apple juice, maple syrup, brown sugar, bacon and melted butter.
3Stir the apple mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
4Heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees in a counter top fryer or in a heavy, deep sauce pan or dutch oven. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil and fry, turning a couple times, until crisp and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.
5Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.