I apologize that you won’t be able to make this. Because there is no way you also have the following box tucked away, unused, in a random drawer of your kitchen:I left for a quick rollerblade (yes, I still rollerblade – I miss hockey and take what I can get) and asked my mom to pick a recipe while I was out. When I came back, she had pulled out this old box and found a recipe to work with. She didn’t know where it came from and I had never heard of a rosette. But we decided to figure it out.
This was a true baking adventure, so buckle up.
First, make the batter. To do that, beat the eggs, sugar, and salt together. I used a stand mixer, but I actually think a hand mixer would work better. Add the flour, vanilla extract, and milk and beat until smooth.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan to 375°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, the internet said you can put the stick end of a wooden spoon in, and if bubbles form, it’s ready to go.Heat the iron in the oil for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, you should have your set up ready to go. There will be a lot of oil around, and keeping things close is a good idea.Dip the iron into the batter (I transferred it into an 8×8 pan to make it easier) then place directly back into the oil.When the cookies turn golden, pull them out of the batter and push them onto a wire rack over a paper towel. This worked perfectly the first batch. Then for the rest of them, the cookies kept falling off into the oil. We tried everything – reheating the iron, not reheating it, draining the oil, not – but couldn’t get them to stick again. Fortunately, a slotted spoon solved this problem.
Anyways, it was definitely an adventure, and shout out to my mom for taking charge of this – it was a really fun morning, and we should definitely make elephant rosettes next.To finish up, dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar.These cookies are basically fried dough. And like a light fried dough. So amazing. Best part? You have all of the ingredients in your pantry. Worst part? You definitely don’t have a rosette iron. Want to fix that? Amazon is always here for you.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- vegetable oil for frying
- confectioners’ sugar for dusting
- Beat the eggs, sugar, and salt to combine.
- Add the flour, milk, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
- Heat oil in a large pan to 375°F. A wooden spoon handle inserted into the oil will bubble around the edges.
- Heat the iron in the oil for 2 minutes. Shake off the excess oil, dip it into the batter and put right back in the oil, frying the batter until golden.
- Remove from oil, drain off excess oil, and push off iron onto a wire rack over a paper towel.
- Reheat the iron for a minute in the oil and repeat.
- Dust with powdered sugar.