Deep fried and delicious!

You've just finished your regular Friday night fish and chips from the local chippy and what do you fancy for desert? Deep-fried Mars Bar Perhaps? Yes, these calorie laden treats, born in the chip shops of Aberdeen, Scotland are now catching on the world over along with a number of other spin-offs such as deep-fried chocolate sandwiches, and in America deep-fried Twinkies.

At 1000 calories a time there's surely nothing better for building up the belly when you or your partner are passing the local take-away and you fancy a quick snack. Just one of these is half of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake. A real challenge on the way home from the pub is to try and eat two of them straight off. The first time I tried this my partner had suggested it as a dare, and although they're incredibly sweet and sickly, to his amazement I managed it relatively easily - and that was on top of a beef chow mien. Well I guess I am a big girl!

Kids love 'em too, it's no wonder that over 20% of them are now classed as obese. Gone are the days when the youths around our way used to be thin, now you see them quite literally 'hanging out' in front of the chip shop, with bloated bodies filling out their tightly packed jeans. When all your friends are as fat or even fatter than you and they're all tucking into fried chocolate bars, would you really care if you put on a few more pounds by having one yourself? I don't think they do in our neighborhood.

If you fancy going a little more up market, Jarvis Hotels are now offering a similarly fattening culinary triumph: the deep-fried chocolate sandwich. The sandwiches consist of two slices of white bread smothered in chocolate sauce, dipped in batter and deep-fried, then covered in sugar and more chocolate sauce. It is served with vanilla ice-cream - all of which is joyful news for those of us plumping our partners or expanding our own waistlines.

Not to be out done, in America where the cream of gloriously over-indulgence fatties reside, they have their own take on this - deep-fried Twinkies. These spongy little treats have evolved into an American phenomenon, from which nearly everyone has slurped the creamy center. Today the Twinkie is Continental's top Hostess-line seller, with the injection machines filling as many as 52,000 every hour. A naked Twinkie is 150 calories and 5 grams of fat, but how could Americans resist making the ultimate junk food more junky? You can add at least another 240 calories and 28 grams of fat for the deep-frying treatment. Comparatively, a small slice of key lime pie is about 417 calories and 25 grams of fat. The bottom-line is that deep-fried Twinkies are delicious and should be made a staple of every feedee's weight gain diet.

Deep-fried mars bars recepie

Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
* 1 Mars Bar (UK) or Milky Way (US)
* 1 cup plain flour
* 1/2 cup corn flour
* A pinch of bicarbonate of soda (or baking soda)
* Milk or beer
* Oil for deep frying
Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but don't freeze it. Mix the flours and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) together. Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result) until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream. Heat the oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don't allow to smoke. Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar. Coat completely in batter. Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Serve, with ice cream or French fries.

Deep-fried twinkies recepie

Time: 1 hour preparation, 30 minutes cook
Servings: 10
Cake ingredients:
* Non-stick spray
* 4 egg whites
* One 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix
* 1/3 cup water
Filling ingredients:
* 2 teaspoons very hot water
* Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1/3 cup powdered sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* A spice bottle (approximately the size of a Twinkie)
* Ten 12 x 14 inch pieces of aluminum foil
* A cake decorator or pastry bag
* A toothpick
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make ten of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coating of non-stick spray. Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water, and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 minutes). Fold egg whites into cake batter, and slowly combine until completely mixed. Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about 3/4 inch. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. For the filling, combine the salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool. Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine. When the cakes are done and cooled, use a toothpick to make three small holes in the bottom of each one. Move the toothpick around the inside of each cake to create space for the filling. Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all three holes.


15 years
I always heard that deep fryed mars bars tasted horrible. Do they?