WALDEN, N.Y., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Angry Orchard Cider Company and New York City-based The Doughnut Project have teamed up to bring America's most popular hard cideri and most under-appreciated doughnut variety together into a one-of-a-kind creation on National Doughnut Day: the Angry Fritter.
When people think of doughnuts, they think of perfect circles with a traditional doughnut hole, but the Angry Fritter is anything but typical. Made from a special fritter dough and infused with Angry Orchard hard cider, the Angry Fritter's crispy outside, crunchy apple slices and doughy inside make it a delicious treat to enjoy on its own, or with a balanced cider like Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, which offers a bright, fresh apple taste to complement the doughnut's sweetness.
This hard cider-infused treat will be available for a limited time on National Doughnut Day, Friday, June 3, at The Doughnut Project's West Village location and at Angry Orchard's Innovation Cider House on the Angry Orchard in Walden, New York. For folks who won't be able to make it to either of these locations, the recipe is available for home bakers around the country here: http://www.angryorchard.com/food-and-cocktails/food/desserts/the-angry-fritter.
"With the Angry Fritter, we wanted to build on the long history of cider doughnuts available at orchards and farm stands up and down the east coast, but with our own twist," said Ryan Burk, head cider maker at Angry Orchard. "We had a blast working with the folks at The Doughnut Project to experiment in the kitchen making this fritter with our Crisp Apple."
The cider makers at Angry Orchard are constantly experimenting with new styles, blends and techniques to perfect the craft of cider making, and to create new ways for drinkers to experience all that cider can offer. Hard cider is a versatile ingredient when used for cooking or baking, as it can stand up to big flavors and balance savory notes.
"We love a good challenge, and we couldn't wait to work with Angry Orchard on National Doughnut Day. We really felt it was time to show the apple fritter some extra love in a world of doughnuts with holes, where it can feel a little left out," says Leslie Polizzotto, Co-Founder of The Doughnut Project. "This creation is an example of our inventive approach to small batch baking, and we can't wait for people to give it a try. The hard cider in this recipe provides the perfect amount of juicy fresh apple notes that balance the fritter's doughy goodness."
To see the complete Angry Fritter recipe to try for yourself visit, http://www.angryorchard.com/food-and-cocktails/food/desserts/the-angry-fritter. Or visit The Doughnut Project at 10 Morton Street, NYC on Friday, June 3 to purchase your Angry Fritter. Angry Orchard will also have limited quantities available at no cost for drinkers who visit the Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post Road, Walden, NY on Friday, June 3. Quantities are limited, doughnuts will be available while they last.
About Angry Orchard Cider Company:
The cider makers at Angry Orchard have been experimenting with apple varieties, ingredients and processes to develop hard cider recipes for more than 20 years. The cider makers have travelled the world to find the best apples for cider making and chose specific varieties – like French bittersweet apples from Normandy, culinary apples from Italy and the Pacific Northwest U.S. based on each cider's desired flavor profile. In fall 2015, Angry Orchard opened a new home for research and development on a historic 60-acre apple orchard in the Walden, NY. There, the cider makers will continue to drive experimentation at the Innovation Cider House, and drinkers are welcome to visit for samples of exclusive ciders made on-site. Despite the recent growth of hard cider in the US, the category is still small and relatively unknown. Angry Orchard is committed to drinker education and awareness-building to help grow the category for all craft cider makers.
Angry Orchard makes a variety of year-round craft cider styles, including Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, a crisp and refreshing fruit-forward cider that blends the sweetness of culinary apples with dryness and bright acidity from bittersweet apples for a balanced flavor profile. Angry Orchard also makes The Cider House Collection specialty ciders, as well as a variety of seasonal ciders.
About The Doughnut Project:
The Doughnut Project is a small-batch, hand-crafted doughnut shop located in the West Village of Manhattan. The shop combines some of the best doughnuts in America with an upbeat, artistic vibe. The shop's co-owners Troy Neal and Leslie Polizzotto create unique flavors inspired by the amazing food and creative cocktails of New York City. The yeast-raised doughnuts have glazes, fillings, and toppings that include out-of-the-box ingredients such as bacon, beets, olive oil, ricotta cheese, sesame seeds, black pepper and sea salt. The shop creates new and intriguing flavor profiles on a regular basis and sells out daily.
To Learn More:
To find where Angry Orchard hard cider is served near you, visit the "cider finder" at http://www.angryorchard.com/cider-finder. Cider lovers can explore the Orchard online at www.angryorchard.com/our-orchard and like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AngryOrchard.
To learn more about The Doughnut Project, visit http://www.thedoughnutproject.com/.
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