In addition to world-class events like the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Summer weekends are prime time for checking out state fairs for their cook-offs and assortment of deep-fried treats, from the classic fish and chips to fried butter. While I've fried up a frenzy elsewhere before, I've never had the chance to try it in my kitchen. I don't have the right equipment, plus I worry my apartment will smell like oil for weeks. Have you ever tried it at home?
Several weeks ago, I was invited to a cooking class at Parties That Cook, a company that hosts culinary tutorials and team-building culinary events. After a quick lesson, where chef Bibby Gillignat taught us basic cooking skills, we broke into groups, each one assigned to a different portion of the meal.
My sweetheart and I were assigned to the dessert portion of the meal, where we made another warm, chocolatey dessert: churros, fried Mexican doughnuts, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in spicy chocolate sauce. It may sound intimidating to make a deep-fried dessert, but it really isn't that hard! Check out all the steps when you read more