Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies
AdoramusTeChriste Wrote:Those are just two of the delicacies I passed up at the county fair yesterday. The same vendor also had deep-fried Milky Ways and Snickers.
I did indulge in a thoroughly messy gyro and some homemade ice cream. Luckily that was before I saw the <FONT color=#660000>CHOCOLATE DIPPED CHEESECAKE</FONT> on a stick. If I ever try something that scrumptious sounding, I might never recover from gluttony.

Homemade ice cream! [Image: heartsmiley.gif] And, to use my husband's silly pronunciation which I've adopted, EFFENANT EARS!
Yummeroosky! Any dough that is fried and covered with sugar and cinnamon is FINE by me. Churros, those Italian rosettas or whatever they're called --  At my family's bakery, we used to make these things we called "fans" -- triangles of puff pastry dough baked with sugar and cinnamon on them. The sugar would carmelize in places and give a good little crunch -- mmmmm... How could you pass up an elephant ear? Is it a diet thing? A penance thing? Or are you just insane? (or a, b, AND c? LOL)
I'd posted a recipe for those Deep-Fried Twinkies before (I think it was the old forum). I've never eaten or made them, and think it'd take a lotta courage to do either, but I'll repost it here for anyone with guts and a sense of adventure. I've heard they are actually quite good!:
<P style="MARGIN: 0px" align=center><FONT size=5>Deep-Fried Twinkies</FONT>

For Twinkies:
6 Twinkies
Popsicle sticks
4 cups vegetable oil
Flour for dusting

For batter:
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chill or freeze Twinkies for several hours or overnight.
Heat 4 cups vegetable oil in deep fryer to about 375 degrees.
To make batter: Mix together milk, vinegar and oil. In another bowl, blend flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk wet ingredients into dry and continue mixing until smooth. Refrigerate while oil heats.
Push stick into Twinkie lengthwise, leaving about 2 inches to use as a handle, dust with flour and dip into the batter. Rotate Twinkie until batter covers entire cake. Place carefully in hot oil. The Twinkie will float, so hold it under with a utensil to ensure even browing. It should turn golden in 3 to 4 minutes. Depending on the size of your deep fryer, you might be able to fry only one at a time, two at the most.
Remove Twinkie to paper towel and let drain. Remove stick and allow Twinkie to sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve with berry sauce.
Makes 6.
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<FONT size=4>Berry Sauce</FONT>

1 10-ounce jar of seedless raspberry preserves
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

In a saucepan, heat preserves over low heat until melted. Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries. Heat until sauce just simmers. Cover; refrigerate until served. Makes 1 1/2 cups.


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Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - by VoxClamantis - 07-20-2005, 11:12 AM
Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - by Marisa - 07-20-2005, 04:26 PM

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