Friday, January 20, 2012

The Devil in the White Kitchen

On Thursday, DB~ hosted Book Club at our house to discuss The Devil In the White City. I imagine that the night goes like this:
Talk about work and/or kids for 30 minutes
Discuss the book for 30 minutes
Complain about husbands/boyfriends the remaining 2 hours
Eat and drink wine throughout all these things above

Of course, I'm just guessing about this because --- The First Rule of Book Club....You don't talk about Book Club.

So I got scarce and hung out at my buddy's house for the night, watching old episodes of G.I. Joe that he DVR'ed and then the premiere of Archer. But before I left, I got a picture of DB~ in the kitchen.

Since the book is set at the Chicago's World Fair in the 1890's, DB~ wanted to make Fair Food. She had Cracker Jacks (invented for the Fair), Kettle Corn, and made Funnel Cakes from scratch. Here's the recipe she used:

3 eggs
2 cups of milk
4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
1T baking powder

Beat eggs with milk and gradually beat in the flour, sugar, salt and making powder. Beat until very smooth. While holding the opening of the funnel closed, pour the batter in the funnel. Open end of funnel over hot oil swirling to make patterns…starting at the center and working outward. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 30 funnel cakes (depending on size).

The snowfall scared a few girls off, but the 5 that were there enjoyed the funnel cakes she said.

1 comment:

  1. That picture doesn't do it justice. You should post the finished product of deliciousness! ~