Category: Party Bakes

Chocolate Puffs

Makes: 36 Chocolate Puffs
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Ingredients:
500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
10 ml Salt (2 tsp)
60 ml Sugar (4 tbsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
250 ml Warm milk (1 cup)
375 ml Cold water (1½ cups)
30 ml Oil (2 tbsp)
30 ml Vinegar (2 tbsp)
3 ml Bicarbonate of soda (½ tsp)
125 ml Warm milk (½ cup)
    Oil, for deep frying
125 ml Sugar (½ cup) (mix with cinnamon)
30 ml Cinnamon (2 tbsp)
100 g Dark baking chocolate, melted
Method:
  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar together. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Combine the warm milk, cold water, oil and vinegar together and add to the flour mixture to  form a batter. Mix well until smooth.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  4. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the warm milk and cool down to lukewarm. Stir into the  batter and  stand, once more, for 15 minutes.
  5. Fill a saucepan half way with oil and heat until the oil is warm.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of batter carefully into the warm oil and fry until golden. Turn puff over and fry  the other side until golden.
  7. Remove from the oil with a draining spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.
  8. Roll each puff in cinnamon sugar until coated. To serve – arrange the puffs on a plate and drizzle abundantly with melted baking chocolate.