Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{TWD} Mrs. Vogel's Scherben

OK, first of all, who doesn't love fried dough? My hubby is a big fan of funnel cake. We have to get it at the drive-in, at the Sounds game, and at the fair (I suppose I should admit that I am partial to it as well). ;) Thank you to Teanna of Spork or Foon? for choosing this fun recipe. I have thought about making this several times but was a little intimidated by the frying part.


There are very few ingredients in this recipe that included a large pinch of sugar and a small pinch of salt. Huh? I like measurements! What the heck is a pinch? That is my pinch of salt up there. Looking in the bowl I wondered how so few ingredients could possibly make dough for the Scherben.
Since my sweet daughter wanted to help I made her knead the dough. She liked it a lot:

After chilling the dough, cutting it in half and rolling it out, cutting it into strips and chilling again it was time to heat the oil. We had a small fire in our kitchen the other night. It was very contained underneath the pan I was cooking on but it did cause my children to run to the living room to get ready to evacuate. I had Bobby throw some baking soda on it and finished cooking dinner. So, when I had to heat 4 inches of oil I was a little nervous. There was no need to be though.
Once it reached 350 I was ready to start frying. Apparently, once it hit 350 it kept on going and I should have reduced the heat. Some of my first Scherben were a little crispier that the ones later on lower heat. Also, the ones that were rolled a little thicker were a little more funnel cakey than the thinner ones.

I wondered if I stuck a few together what would happen. Had I tried this earlier I may have tried a few different shapes but these were the last ones. R for Reinsch. :)


Of course, Mrs. Vogel herself came over for a visit...before we ate her......


These were a pretty easy treat to make and I am glad mine looked close to the picture in the book. The oil did make house smell for a couple of days but it was a minor price to pay for a yummy treat! Check out the TWD site to see how the other bakers did!

Check out my photo of the day at ourcrazyblessedlife365

10 comments:

Pamela said...

That picture of your daughter is fantastic! I skipped these this week and did a rewind on brownies instead. They look good, though.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Glad you liked them. They weren't a big hit over at our house.

Teanna said...

Oh man you are a TROOPER! Frying after having a small fire in the kitchen just recently!? That is some dedication! And I am glad that it paid off and you and your family liked this! Thanks for frying along with me this week!

Kim said...

They look great. Glad your daughter was able to help. I always hate the lingering frying smell. Not so pleasant. Glad these were a hit for you and your family. I adore funnel cakes too.

Jayne said...

I love the "R" - and I especially love the look on your daughter's face - priceless! We loved them, too.

Spike said...

so cute! Looks successful AND fun

Susan said...

Too funny! Glad you went ahead and made these, even after a small fire in your kitchen. :) They look delicious!

Mary said...

They look great--love the shapes! I had to knead my own and probably had a look similar to your daughter (just not as cute). Glad there was nobody to get my picture!

shortbreadsouth said...

Looks like you had lot of fun with these!

VanderbiltWife said...

Ooh! Fun to see. I think the only other TWD blogger I follow is ChocolateChic, and she didn't make this one so I didn't get to see it. Looks yummy to me!