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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Traditional Scottish Recipes - Deep-Fried Mars Bar

Scotland is known for its haggis, its shortbread, its porridge and its whisky, but have you heard of this delicacy before - the deep-fried Mars bar?

Deep-fried Mars bars are served in fish and chip shops up and down the country. There are few things more delicious than gooey, melting chocolate, nougat and caramel encased in a crispy golden shell. And now you can make your own by following this simple recipe.

1 Mars bar
5 oz. (150 g) flour
2.5 oz. (75 g) corn flour
1 pinch bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
8 fl. oz. (225 ml) milk
Oil (about 32 fl. oz. or 950 ml)

1) Chill the Mars bar in the refrigerator.

2) Mix together the flour, corn flour and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl.

3) Add milk to the flour mixture until the batter becomes creamy.

4) Heat the oil in a saucepan or deep fryer.

5) Remove the Mars bar from the fridge and dispose of the wrapper.

6) Coat the Mars bar in batter until it is completely covered.

7) Carefully lower the coated Mars bar into the hot oil and fry until the coating is golden brown.

8) Remove the deep fried Mars bar from the oil and allow to cool on kitchen roll for several minutes.

9) Serve and enjoy.

You can find other, more traditional, traditional recipes in Scottish Miscellany - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave, coming this October from Skyhorse Publishing.

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