Polish Apple Fritters (Racuchy)


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Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters – ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!

Polish Apple Fritters (Racuchy)

Have you ever heard about racuchy? 🙂

Racuchy are soft and fluffy Polish fritters made with yeast, sugar, eggs, milk, and plain flour (basic ingredients). They are delicate on the inside and crunchy on the outside. And these ones are additionally made with yummy apple filling that just melts in your mouth! So, so good!

Such apple fritters are a bit old-fashioned, but I love them and I just had to make them while on holiday in Poland. 🙂 The smell of vanilla and butter that fills the house when cooking racuchy is pure joy for me!

They are the best just after cooking when warm.

Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!
Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!

What you need

You’ll need just a few simple pantry staples to make these Polish apple fritters. Nothing fancy here!

Here’s your ingredients checklist:

  • Plain flour
  • Regular milk – I haven’t tried making rauchy with dairy-free milk, but I feel free to experiment!
  • Eggs
  • Yeast – I always use fresh yeast for this recipe.
  • White sugar – light brown sugar is great too!
  • A pinch of salt and cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apples – any will work, though I prefer sour ones for racuchy.
  • Butter for frying (and a little bit for the dough) – oil will work too but choose the one neutral in flavor. Ghee or other clarified butter is perfect here.
  • Powdered sugar for the topping

Serve them with a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or a glass of warm milk! Racuchy are perfect for an afternoon snack. 🙂

Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!
Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!

How to make apple fritters

Making Polish apple fritters is simple! Just take a look. 🙂

Here’s the overview of the process:

  • First, you prepare the mixture of yeast and warm milk with a little bit of sugar and flour. Just mix everything together in a bowl and set aside to let it rise.
  • Now, it’s time to make the dough. It’s as easy as mixing all the ingredients together slowly with a wooden spoon or a mixer for a few minutes. Then, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and set aside to rise for around 40 minutes. After this time, stir in chopped apples.
  • It’s time to fry the fritters! Heat a large pan with butter (or oil). It doesn’t have to be a lot, but the layer should have around 3-5mm. Soak a spoon in cold water, then scoop up a portion of the dough and put it in a pan. Fry for about 2 minutes each side over medium heat. The fritters should be golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving!

So, when are you going to cook racuchy? 🙂

Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!
Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!

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Delicate, fluffy Polish apple fritters - ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack! Easy and quick to make with a handful of everyday ingredients! Who would say no to these delicious fritters with apple filling that just melts in your mouth?!

Yields25 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

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Yeast mixture
 40 g Fresh yeast (room temperature)
 ½ cup Warm milk
 2 tbsp Plain flour
 1 tsp Sugar
Dough
 1 cup Milk
 1 Egg (room temperature)
 3 cups Plain flour
 2 tbsp Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 pinch Salt
 1 pinch Cinnamon
 1 tbsp Melted butter (or oil)
 2 Apples
Other
 Clarified butter for frying (or oil)
 Powdered sugar to top

1

In the huge mug or medium bowl, mix together yeast, warm milk, a little bit of sugar and flour. Set it aside for 10 minutes to rise.

2

In a separate, large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add the yeast mixture, egg, milk, and melted butter. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon or a mixer (suitable for yeast dough) for a few minutes. Then, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and set aside to rise for around 40 minutes.

3

After this time, stir in chopped apples.

4

Heat a large pan with butter (or oil). It doesn't have to be a lot, but the layer should have around 3-5mm.

5

Soak a spoon in cold water, then scoop up a portion of the dough and put it in a pan. Fry for about 2 minutes each side over medium heat. The fritters should be golden brown.

6

Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel.

7

Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving!

Ingredients

Yeast mixture
 40 g Fresh yeast (room temperature)
 ½ cup Warm milk
 2 tbsp Plain flour
 1 tsp Sugar
Dough
 1 cup Milk
 1 Egg (room temperature)
 3 cups Plain flour
 2 tbsp Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 pinch Salt
 1 pinch Cinnamon
 1 tbsp Melted butter (or oil)
 2 Apples
Other
 Clarified butter for frying (or oil)
 Powdered sugar to top

Directions

1

In the huge mug or medium bowl, mix together yeast, warm milk, a little bit of sugar and flour. Set it aside for 10 minutes to rise.

2

In a separate, large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add the yeast mixture, egg, milk, and melted butter. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon or a mixer (suitable for yeast dough) for a few minutes. Then, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and set aside to rise for around 40 minutes.

3

After this time, stir in chopped apples.

4

Heat a large pan with butter (or oil). It doesn't have to be a lot, but the layer should have around 3-5mm.

5

Soak a spoon in cold water, then scoop up a portion of the dough and put it in a pan. Fry for about 2 minutes each side over medium heat. The fritters should be golden brown.

6

Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel.

7

Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving!

Polish Apple Fritters (Racuchy)

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26 Comments

  1. Mother of 3 18 October 2019 at 05:26

    Those sure do look yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    Reply
  2. Of Goats and Greens 18 October 2019 at 08:24

    Looks awesome! As I’m not a true sweet tooth, I’d leave the icing off. But I’m saving this great recipe.

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:15

      🙂

      Reply
  3. Kate Holmes 18 October 2019 at 10:10

    Love your recipe – anything with apple and cinnamon works for me! #PoCoLo

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:15

      Thank you Kate!

      Reply
  4. Nicole 18 October 2019 at 10:15

    This looks so yummy!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:15

      Yep! 🙂

      Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:14

      Thank you Tamera!

      Reply
  5. Marie 19 October 2019 at 09:19

    My coffee needs one or two of these this morning. Yummy!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:14

      Oh, yes! It is so good with coffee!

      Reply
  6. LINDA BOUFFARD 20 October 2019 at 01:25

    These look super good!! Pinning. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    Reply
    1. Ewa 20 October 2019 at 05:13

      Thank you Linda! 🙂

      Reply
  7. Sharon 20 October 2019 at 07:56

    Your recipes are so gorgeous! I love that they are authentic as well!

    Reply
  8. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome 20 October 2019 at 11:54

    These look so good I want to pop one in my mouth now!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a wonderful week!

    Reply
  9. ema 20 October 2019 at 12:43

    smacznego! A taste of my childhood- yum! #happinessishomemade

    Reply
  10. Roseann Hampton 20 October 2019 at 15:44

    Yum! These really look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

    Reply
  11. Carol Taylor 22 October 2019 at 04:24

    These look and sound delicious #sensai…..Shared and I will be back to look at some of your other recipes 🙂

    Reply
    1. Ewa 22 October 2019 at 13:31

      Thanks Carol 🙂

      Reply
  12. Catherine Sokolowski 22 October 2019 at 10:52

    These look so good. I would love to treat my husband and kids to this yumminess who can celebrate their Polish heritage as they enjoy!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 22 October 2019 at 13:31

      🙂

      Reply
  13. Famidha Ashraf 22 October 2019 at 23:33

    Came here through Friday Fiesta! What a find! I had a very good experience with Peruvian food in Dubai and am a fan ever since! These apple fritters seem easy than most out there! Thank you for sharing Ewa!

    Reply
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