This week's TWD was chosen by the very witty Teanna of Spork or Foon: Mrs. Vogel's Scherben. The title doesn't tell you much, but when I opened the book to take a look at the recipe, I was psyched to see what it was essentially fried dough! I remember having fried dough (or doughboys, as we call them where I live) as a very occasional treat as a kid and I was a huge fan. I'm always amazed when I learn I can make homemade versions of treats I love!
Turns out it's really easy to make fried dough. The recipe had very few ingredients and didn't require a mixer or any other kitchen appliances. It did, however, require deep frying in my kitchen. I used to fear frying but I've done it a few times now so it doesn't scare me anymore. The real problem is the lingering smell of the oil in my house which is quite unpleasant. No matter what I do I can't seem to avoid it. The upside here was that I only needed to use a bit of oil to fry the Scherben and they fried really quickly. Upon being dropped into the oil they puffed up and within 2 minutes they were golden brown and crispy.
As expected, I loved these treats! I was surprised by how light they were considering they're fried; I didn't find them greasy at all. They were a bit bland without the confectioners' sugar, but with it they were heavenly. I found myself popping one after another into my mouth without the usual guilt that accompanies fried foods. They're probably not something I'd make too often (thanks to the smelly oil and my lack of self control) but what a fun occasional treat! Thanks to Teanna for choosing this recipe, which I probably would otherwise have skipped right over! You can find the recipe on her site or in the book.