Desserts

Irish Whiskey Funnel Cake & Salted Chocolate

March 19, 2015

I’m at it again! Another #ChocolateWeek recipe to live by.  Nothing is more nostalgic than an old fashion funnel cake and I’m taking it a step further by adding my own twist!

Hope you enjoy my take on this classic treat. Here is the Irish Whiskey Funnel Cake topped w/Salted Chocolate.

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 Start by melting 1/2 cup of 60% dark chocolate, using the double boiler method…

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…for about 5 mins or until it reaches 120°F.

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Next emulsify 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream…

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…and 1 tbsp of cold butter into the heated chocolate, constantly stirring to thoroughly mix these ingredients.

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Once the mixture is emulsified add 1 tbsp of Irish Whiskey…

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…and 2 tsps of sea salt.

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Mix well and pour mixture into a squeeze bottle for later use.

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In a separate mixing bowl add 1 whole egg…

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…1 cup of milk…

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…2 tsps kosher salt…

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…1 tsp vanilla extract…

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…and 2 tbsps of Irish whiskey. 

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Give this a good whisk.

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Add 2 tsps of baking powder…

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…and 1 cup of all purpose flour.

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Continue whisking until the batter is completely smooth.

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Then transfer the batter into a squeeze bottle.

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Slowly squeeze the batter into a pan of frying oil (heated to 350°F), making small circular motions.

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Fry the funnel cake on both sides for about 2-3 mins.

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Once the funnel cake is golden brown, transfer it to a paper towel and/or rack to drain any excess oil.

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When you are ready to plate simply top the funnel cake with your salted chocolate…

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…add a generous topping of powdered sugar…

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…and there you have it, a delicious Irish Whiskey Funnel Cake with Salted Chocolate. Enjoy!

Irish Whiskey Funnel Cake & Salted Chocolate

Ingredients

    Salted Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsps irish whiskey
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • Funnel Cake Batter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 2 tbsps irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Start by melting 1/2 cup of 60% dark chocolate, using the double boiler method, for about 5 mins or until it reaches 120°F.
  2. Next emulsify 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp of cold butter into the heated chocolate, constantly stirring to thoroughly mix these ingredients.
  3. Once the mixture is emulsified add 1 tbsp of Irish Whiskey and 2 tsps of sea salt. Mix well and pour mixture into a squeeze bottle for later use.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl add 1 whole egg, 1 cup of milk, 2 tsps kosher salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tbsps of Irish whiskey. Give this a good whisk.
  5. Add 1 cup of all purpose flour and 2 tsps of baking powder. Continue whisking until the batter is completely smooth. Then transfer the batter into a squeeze bottle.
  6. Slowly squeeze the batter into a pan of frying oil (heated to 350°F), making small circular motions. Fry the funnel cake on both sides for about 2-3 mins.
  7. Once the funnel cake is golden brown, transfer it to a paper towel and/or rack to drain any excess oil.
  8. When you are ready to plate simply top the funnel cake with your salted chocolate, add a generous topping of powdered sugar, and there you have it, a delicious Irish Whiskey Funnel Cake with Salted Chocolate. Enjoy!
http://www.byrontalbott.com/irish-whiskey-funnel-cake-salted-chocolate/

 

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 | Top Left: Boos Cutting Board | Top Middle: All-Clad Measuring Spoon | Top Right: All-Clad Mixing Bowls |

 | Bottom Left: All-Clad Whisk | Bottom Middle: All-Clad Sauce Pan | Bottom Right: Strainer | 

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