Tuesday, May 27

Churro Bites with Cream Cheese Drizzle

I first had these at a friends house, I asked how she made them and she told me the same. She had them at a friends house, so I will be honest I have no idea where these come from. But they are fun, easy, and crowd pleasing. They smack of carnival nostalgia, fried foods, and friends! Each bite is a little piece of tasty heaven.

Full time: 40 minutes (includes cool to serve time)
Serves 6-8

You will need:

1 loaf angle food cake (or cake if you can't find loaf)
1 container cream cheese frosting
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon

Vegetable oil for frying

Let us begin:

The most important part behind this recipe is to have everything setup and ready to go before you begin cooking.

Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place a cooling rack on top of it.

In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon, set aside.

Start by slicing the angle food cake into 1/2" square pieces.

Fill a heavy bottom saute pan with oil 1" deep and heat oil over medium high heat. You will know the oil is ready when a piece sizzles around the edges when placed into oil.

Once oil is ready to fry, add in roughly 8-10 pieces. You will only need to fry each side for 15-20 seconds and then rotate each piece over.

The pieces will become golden and crisp on the edges. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on the cooling rack.

Continue with remaining pieces. Once all the cake pieces are fried you need to let them cool for a few moments.

Add cooled pieces into the large bowl with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Toss the pieces in the mixture to fully coat.

Move coated pieces to a serving platter.

Place frosting into a heat proof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to make it soft and pour-able.

Liberally drizzle frosting over the fried coated bites and serve immediately.