"Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world. "
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Monsoons are a breath of fresh air, a sigh of relief after a sweltering heat wave. For me, monsoon signifies the brightest hues, spellbinding aromas and food cravings.Especially the tea time, where I really crave to have something different and unusual.
The monsoon lends itself to a rainbow of the most delicious fried desserts. Crisp on the outside, moist and sweet on the inside, these desserts will leave you drooling and tempt you to run to your kitchen. The unusual fusion has become a trend these days. So let’s have a look of what you can create with least of effort.
Deep Fried Cookie Dough
For me cookies have always been great mood lifters. Deep fried cookie dough is one of the best fried desserts you could have asked for. Every single bite will leave you craving for more.
How to Make:
Add 1 stick of butter, ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour, ½ tsp salt, 1 cup milk and lots of chocolate chips in a bowl to make the cookie dough. Mix them well to make cookie batter and leave it to freeze for an hour. For frying, coat the cough dough balls with corn flakes or bread crumbs and fry away.
Experimentation or no experimentation, Bananas always taste great. They are also a great source of instant energy. Banana balls is a way to go quirky with the fruit taste. Banana balls serve as the perfect tea time snack.
How To Make:
Cut bananas into small pieces and mix it with brown sugar to make a paste. Add a little bit of flour, cardamom powder, desiccated coconut powder and baking soda and coat the bananas with this mix. Make little balls and fry them for tea-time.
Wanna try a crispy and sizzling yet sweet French fries? Made out of the ingredients which are use to bake cake, these are the best sweet fries. It’s unusual and inventive desserts that can be served at your weekend gathering. If you want more innovation try making chocolate dips and berry sauces.
How To Make:
Add 3 eggs, 2 cups of milk, ¼ cup of granulated sugar, 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk everything together for a smooth batter. Add the batter to a funnel with a large hole in order to make funnel cake strands and fry these strands to have the yummy cake fries!
Nothing more soothing that the taste of warm and sweet apple. Fitters have been a part of our Indian pallet for ages. But a sweet version is something different.
How To Make:
In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, ¼ cups of granulated sugar, 2 ¼ baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. In another bowl, whisk together ¾ cups of milk, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoon butter and ½ tsp vanilla. Gently fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Cut the apples into circular slices and dip them in the batter. Fry them in a pan for a few minutes and enjoy the hot and crispy fritters!
Fried Donut Holes
Donuts, my forever love. These donut holes originate from donuts – the portion that is cut out to make the rings. These can be easily made at home and in variety of flavours.
How To Make:
In a bowl, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoon cold butter, and ¾ cups of milk. Whisk them together to make a smooth batter. Make little balls and fry them into a pan. Once they’re out of the pan, roll them in a bowl of sugar. You can even glaze them if you like and serve with jam or caramel sauce
So lets make monsoon a bit more colorful and flavorful
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