Living in Japan, I’ve become accustomed to some of the most delicious and unique recipes. One of the recipes I’ve grown to love is the Japanese-style apple fritter bread, which is a combination of sweet, tart, and savory flavors all in one delicious treat. My family loves this recipe because it’s easy to make and tastes like a slice of heaven.
I started experimenting with this recipe when I was looking for something special to make for a family reunion. I wanted something that would impress everyone, but also be easy to make. I knew that the combination of apples and cinnamon would be a perfect match, so I started experimenting with different techniques and flavors. After a few tries, I had finally perfected my recipe for Japanese-style apple fritter bread.
The secret to this recipe is to use a blend of tart and sweet apples for the filling. I like to mix green apples with a few sweet apples for a balanced flavor. I also add a sprinkle of cinnamon, which adds a hint of warmth and depth to the bread. I then add some freshly-squeezed lemon juice, which adds a hint of tartness and brightness to the bread. The combination of apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice creates a delightful flavor that my family loves.
Once the filling is prepared, the dough is simple to make. I mix together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. I then add in some melted butter and mix until the dough comes together. The dough is then rolled out and cut into pieces to create individual servings. I like to sprinkle the dough with a bit of sugar before baking, which gives the bread a nice, sweet crunch.
Once the bread has finished baking, the smell of sweet apples, cinnamon, and sugar fill the air. I love to serve it warm with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey. It’s a delicious treat that my family enjoys every time I make it!
Variations: You can also add in other fruits such as peaches or pears for a different flavor. You can also add in chopped nuts or shredded coconut for a crunchy texture. You can also omit the lemon juice if you don’t like tart flavors.
Easy Japanese Apple Fritter Bread
- Baking tray, mixing bowl, whisk, spatula, measuring cups and spoons
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 0.5 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 0.25 cup melted butter
- 2 cups diced apples (mix of tart and sweet)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 0.25 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 0.25 cup sugar (for sprinkling on top)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add in the melted butter and mix until the dough comes together.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
- Cut the dough into 8-inch squares.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the diced apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
- Place the apple mixture in the center of each square of dough.
- Fold the edges of the dough up and over the apple mixture, forming a pocket.
- Place the dough pockets on a greased baking tray.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the dough pockets.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and the apples are soft.
- Serve warm with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey.