Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chocolate Puffs or Chupacabra Tripe

Chocolate puffs Halloween treats are
yummy and Don Goyito approves!
In honor of  Halloween, when little children in the USA binge on candy and parents cringe at the thought of the dentist bill, Don Goyito and La Güare developed a special "spooky desert" recipe. We've named them "Chupacabra Tripe" because they do look like pieces of intestine.  These fried dough delights are actually a variation of So-Easy Golden Puffs recipe taken from our own New York kitchen bible; the 1963 edition of the Good Housekeeping Cookbook.  We added in cocoa powder and cinnamon and they may look like something you'd find floating in a toilet bowl, but they are scrumptious pieces of fried glory that make you feel particularly ghoulish when you eat them.

Give them a try and let us now if you enjoyed eating these odd looking pieces of chocolate fun. Enjoy!

Chocolate "Chupacabra Tripe" Puffs

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (we used Mexican brown sugar, that is somewhere between brown sugar and white sugar, it is "tan" sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
"Chupacabra tripe" looks rather, um, well, gross, but we
promise, they are yum-yum GOOD!
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.With a fork, stir until thoroughly mixed. Fry spoonfuls in hot oil (about 375°F). We let long strands fry up in the hot oil, creating the "tripe" effect. Let them cool and then top with powdered sugar or a cinnamon sugar mix (as seen in picture).

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