31 October 2008

for your halloween eating pleasure

since it is halloween today, I thought that I would give you a recipe that you could use some of that halloween candy in. enjoy!!

deep fried candy bars

when I read this original recipe from nigella lawson, she said we have all heard of deep-fried mars bars in the south. well I had not, so being a true Southern girl; I had to try them. so far, the only candy we have tried that does not work is three musketeers. the fresh pineapple goes great with this because it cuts the sweetness of the candy, but you can definitely serve this without it. also, we like to serve this with shots of rum, the combination of rum, coconut, and pineapple is a time-honored one.

oil for deep-frying
1 ripe pineapple, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup self-rising flour
about 1 cup club soda
8 fun-sized almond joy bars, or any fun-sized candy bar you want to try (the small cadbury cream eggs work as well)

1. heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer to maximum heat.
2. measure the flour into a bowl, and whisk in ¾ cup of the club soda to make the batter, adding the rest of the soda if the consistency is still too thick; you want this just thick enough to adhere easily. the best way to check is to turn a candy bar in it; if the batter sticks, it’s fine.
3. fry the batter-dipped candy bar in the hot oil for about 3 minutes until the batter is puffed and golden.
4. place on pieces of paper towel to absorb excess grease, then pile up on a plate to sit on the table alongside the cut-up pineapple.

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