Friday, May 9, 2008

Fried Ice Cream

1 c. corn flake crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

Take one scoop of ice cream and form into ball. Make as many as needed. Put balls into freezer until hard. For at least 2 hours or over night.

Mix crumbs, sugar and cinnamon together. Roll ice cream balls in mixture pressing into ice cream.

Have deep fryer ready with oil as hot as you would for French fries. Put ice cream ball on slotted spoon and dip down in oil and right back out.

Some recipes say vanilla wafers, cookies or gram crackers. Why not try all to see what you like the best. Then the cooking time are different too, for many say 5-10 seconds. I would just watch the ice cream to see when it gets ligthly brown... they coating that is.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

yummy Sopaipillas just like chi-chis..


1 package activated dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Makes about 36 sopaipillas.
Add yeast to warm water, stir to dissolve and set aside. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat and add lard or shortening, salt, and sugar; cool to lukewarm. Stir in yeast mixture. Sift flour and baking powder together over a large bowl. Pour liquid ingredients into the dry and work into a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead well until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Cover dough with a towel and let rest for 20 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over high heat until it reaches 400 degrees. Roll dough to a 1/4-inch thickness and cut into triangles or squares about 3 inches across. Fry in hot oil, 2 or 3 at a time, until browned on both sides. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and repeat with remaining dough.
. For dessert, sprinkle while still hot with cinnamon and sugar or top with honey. Approximate values per serving (1 sopaipilla): 131 calories, 10 g fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 73 mg sodium, 69 percent calories from fat.