- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 20
- vegetable or sunflower oil for deep frying
- 300g plain flour
- 1 tbsp icing sugar , plus extra for dusting
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 275ml milk
- 2 eggs
- STEP 1
Pour enough oil into a large saucepan to come halfway up the sides, it should be about 7cm deep. Heat until the oil reaches 170C-180C on a thermometer, or if you don’t have one drop in a chunk of bread – the oil is hot enough when it browns in about 30 secs.
- STEP 2
Whilst the oil heats up, whisk together the flour, icing sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and a good pinch of salt. Transfer the batter to a disposable piping bag and secure the end with a peg (you’ll need another peg for the other end, once you’ve cut it open.)
- STEP 3
When the oil is hot, snip off the end of the piping bag to make an opening about 1cm wide – the batter will drizzle out so pinch it closed until you’re ready. Hold the piping bag over the oil, release your finger and drizzle the batter in in a swirly circle shape. Pinch the opening to close it, then make another cake, you should fit about 3 in the pan it one time, depending on the width of your pan. Secure the piping bag with another peg whilst the cakes cook, they’ll need about 1 min on each side, or until they’re golden brown and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and dust generously with icing sugar, best eaten straight away.