We're partial to an occasional (read: daily) treat around these parts. And certainly we're always in the market for a new, delicious sweet-treat that we can create at home.
Because on a delicate Sunday evening after a weekend of socialising, we'd rather not venture outside unless totally compelled to do so (Zombie apocalypse or similar).
Thus – welcome to our world, deep friend Oreos. We're not the only ones getting in on the act either – the hashtag #deepfriedoreos is increasingly taking over social media.
Apparently it's something of a carnival/festival stable in the US, and certainly this is one American cuisine we're terribly glad is branching out on to these shores.
Here's the best recipe that we've come across – and make sure to email the results to firstname.lastname@example.org…
- 125g pancake mix
- 250-350mls of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 18 Oreo cookies
- Oil for frying
- Icing sugar
- Add oil to a large skillet or deep fryer so that it's at least 5cm deep. Heat the oil to 175C.
- Line a separate baking sheet with several layers of paper towels.
- In a bowl mix together pancake mix, milk, egg, and vegetable oil until a batter is created.
- Dip each Oreo in the batter and using a slotted spoon or tongs, place the Oreo into the hot oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
- Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to the paper-towel-lined baking sheet to let any excess oil drain.
- Serve with a dusting of icing sugar.
Facts Channel recently asked a group of Irish lads and ladies over to taste the delicacies of American Thanksgiving dinner… and they were not impressed, to say the least.
They called Brussels sprouts "condensed grass" and theyhey thought the hasselback potato looked like an "armadillo." But they were particularly grossed out over the sweet potato and marshmallow casserole.
The truly-Irish sayings they come out with are brilliant though. No one else can describe like the Irish!
A guy walked up to 200 American women and asked if they would have sex with him. Every one of them said no.
He then did the same thing in Europe, and while the majority said no, some didn’t think it was such a bad idea.
What does this little experiment reveal out European girls?! Watch the video to see for yourself!
Following Buzzfeed’s video of American people tasting Irish snacks such as Taytos, black pudding, Cadbury’s chocolate and lots more, College Times decided to conduct their own experiment!
Some American snacks tried out by the group include the Twinkie, that strange macaroni and cheese in a box and marshmallow fluff (um, yum?!)
This, of course, had quite hilarious results.
via our content partner CT
Oh, this is too good.
Irish YouTuber, Riyadh K, went around the city of Austin, Texas, to find out what Americans would do about some issues we have in Ireland.
These issues don’t exist, making it all the more hilarious.
From leprechauns robbing our homes to the Queen asking for Ireland back, let’s just say some of these solutions are interesting!
Thin mints are a popular treat stateside and a must try for all the cookie lovers out there. You can now make your own batch of thin mints with this easy recipe.
What you’ll need:
- 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 128g cocoa powder
- 128g caster sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 178g plain flour
- 400g semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 1 ½ tsp. peppermint extract
What you’ll need to do:
- Preheat oven to 350°C
- Cream butter until light and fluffy, then add the caster sugar and mix until combined.
- Stir in the salt, vanilla and cocoa powder. Mix until the cocoa powder is integrated and the batter resembles a thick frosting. Add the flour and mix just until the flour is combined, making sure to not over mix.
- Form dough into a ball. Knead a few times to bring together, then flatten into a disk between half an inch and one inch thick, cover in plastic wrap then place in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Remove dough from the freezer and roll it out really thin on a floured surface, about 1/8-inch. Cut cookies using 1 1/2-inch cutter – a glass can be just as good.
- Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
- While the cookies bake, make the peppermint coating. Chop the baking chocolate into very small, thin pieces. Place in a glass measuring cup or similar container and microwave in short 15-20 second bursts.
- Stir in the peppermint extract. Feel free to add more peppermint as you see fit.
- Gently drop the cookies, one at a time, into the coating. Turn to coat entirely, then lift the cookie out of the chocolate with the fork and bang the fork on the side of the pan until the extra coating drips off.
- Place on a parchment or plastic wrap-lined baking sheet, and repeat for the rest of the cookies. Place the cookies in the refrigerator or freezer to set.
Alexa Chung’s impact on the fashion world seems to be only getting bigger as it’s been revealed that she will now be designing her own set of jeans.
Chung has signed up with American denim label Adriano Goldschmied, to design a collection of 20 denim pieces.
Alexa spoke recently about the denim label and what she felt was missing from the collection.
“The collection is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late Sixties, early Seventies aesthetic.”
The new denim line will include T-shirts, dresses as well as jeans.
And if designing the collection wasn’t enough, Alex will also be the face of the new denim range too.
Coleslaw is fashionable again – but not the drippy, creamy awful one you get in packets at the supermarket or in the deli, oh no. This coleslaw is full of fresh crunchy produce and a healthy sauce that won’t leave you feeling bloated and unwell.
It is the perfect side dish for chicken and hamburgers.
What you’ll need for the coleslaw:
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple (preferably red as it is sweeter)
- Handful of walnuts
- 1 red onion
- Small head of white or red cabbage (the red gives a wonderful colour)
What you’ll need for the dressing:
- Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
- Salt and black pepper
What you’ll need to do:
- Simply grate the carrots, cabbage, onion and apple and mix in a bowl along with the walnuts.
- Mix the mustard and olive oil in a bowl and stir in the seasoning.
- Put in the greek yoghurt a tablespoon at a time until it’s as creamy as you desire.