Introduction: Fried Fair Foods
Tasty Fair treats brought right to your kitchen
Note: i thought to make this instructable 1/2 way through the process
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Step 1: Gather Supplies
1 1/3 cup milk
6 tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1 box of twinkies
1 box of cream filled coffee cakes
8" cast iron pan
corn or vegetable oil
medium size mixing bowl
large table spoon
large Popsicle sticks/ tongue depressors (craft supplies)
Step 2: Start Mixing
mix the main ingredients in a large bowl with your whisk. make sure there are no lumps left
Step 3: Heat the Oil
WARNING!!! risk of severe burns if done improperly, i am not at fault for you not paying attention''''
add your oil to your pan till it is about 1 1/2 inches from the top
HEAT SLOWLY this take a little bit of time
it will be hot enough when you start to see smoke lightly coming from the oil
you can drop a small test amount in the oil to verify it's hot enough, you are looking for the oil to bubble around the mix
Step 4: Stick It to Them
gently stick the Popsicle sticks inside the coffee cakes and twinkies
do your best to
A: stick it in evenly in the cake
B: insert the stick all the way so that you can feel the tip coming out the other side of the cake
WARNING: not all twinkies are made the same, some will try to split on you.
Step 5: Cover in Batter
use the spoon while holding the stuck cake and cover the treat in batter.
WARNING: do not try to dunk the cake in the batter, you will only make a mess as the cake will break off the stick and crumble into the batter
Step 6: Start Frying
WARNING!! another chance to burn yourself.
if you oil is too hot when you place a covered cake in the oil the oil will pop and splatter. keep you oil on a low setting. once it gets hot it will stay hot enough to get the job done
Remember low and steady heat
using your tongs to hold the stick, gently place the batter covered cake into the hot oil
after 90 seconds has passed use the tongs again to gently turn over the cake
you are looking for a uniform light to medium brown color steady
Step 7: Drain Excess Oil
cover a plate in napkins and use it as a draining board for your cakes
if/when the napkins become transparent, use new napkins
Step 8: Arrange and Powder
after they have drained, move them to another plate and arrange them however you wish and lightly powder them
a easy way i like to use powdered sugar is to use a small plastic mesh handheld colander, it helps give it that light sprinkle look
Step 9: Enjoy
lay out for the party and enjoy watching them disappear faster then you made them. don't forget to snag on for yourself.
there are lots of things you can batter fry, just depends on your mood
oreos, girl scout cookies, peanut butter cups, even PB &J sandwiches. try all sorts of things the kitchen is your platter