TWD: Mrs. Vogel's Scherben
This week's TWD had me a little nervous. Mrs. Vogel's Scherben is kind of like little pieces of funnel cake. Except not quite as sweet and not as light and flaky. But fried none the less.
My concern stems from an incident last year... a kitchen blunder of sorts. Let's just say I was trying to fry something (I can't even remember what now!) and nearly set the kitchen on fire. There were flames. And they were several feet tall (ok, maybe more like a foot, but pretty scary). I nearly burned the heck out of the kitchen as well as my arm. It was no good, no good at all. I haven't tried to fry anything since!
Had I read the P&Q this week, I probably would have tried the baking method suggested by several other bakers. But I didn't, so frying it was! The dough is simple and came together quickly. It does have to chill twice, so I made it last night and let it sit in the fridge until this evening. The only problem I ran into was that I put my dough on wax paper... and it stuck! I had to scrape my pieces off, so they didn't exactly turn out as beautifully as Dorie's! But they still tasted pretty good. Nice and crispy, especially when they cool. The dough was pretty bland, so it needed lots of cinnamon and sugar.
Thanks to Teanna of Spork of Foon? for this week's pick! The recipe is posted on her blog - which is super cute.