ILP Week 11

This week in my IPL I decided I wanted to fry stuff and decided it would be easy because of the access I have to industrial fryers at work. We all go to the state fairs or food trucks and see fried goods like Oreo, Twinkies, and chocolate this week in honor of all the left over Halloween candy i decided to fry them into pure deliciousness. I had never made my own batter but my coworker had a very good recipe that he used often for his own frying needs.

The key to frying food is let in the batter and how long you allow the candy to be in the fryer. If you leave it in the fryer to long the chocolate will melt and leak out of the batter which at that point would be to unpleasantly crispy to even enjoy. If you don’t leave the chocolate down long enough the batter will simply just fall of and you’ll have a melted piece of chocolate to enjoy with no breading.

Photo CC by Truus

It seemed some chocolate was easier to fry then others but overall my products were finished roughly after 30 seconds to a minute. The sad part is they lasted about half as long as it took to cook them when the waitresses found out what I was making! I used peanut butter cups, pure milk chocolate, almond filled chocolate, and dark chocolate. The batter was a simple mix of pancake mix with just enough milk where the mix isn’t runny but just thick enough to get rid of all the powder. The temp of the fryers i used were 350 degrees.

Overall from this experience I feel like there were two major aspects I got from it. I learned how delicate fryers can be when it comes to cooking baked goods in them. Timing is everything and if you do it correctly the fluffy chocolate filled teat will make your day. Another thing I learned was how to make a good consistent frying batter.  When it comes to frying if you have a solid batter and good quality way to fry your goods the only thing standing in your way of a fried treat is understanding how long it takes to make them the perfect fluffiness.

So far I’ve really enjoyed the ILP I’ve gotten to do. I’ve done things I never would have done without the encouragement of this course. Learning to bake and make other sweet goods in something I’ve been interested in but have never taken the insensitive of doing util this ILP.

Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

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