The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom (age 36) and Henry Herbert (age 26) from south west United Kingdom was here in Singapore recently to promote their TV show THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS Season 2. The brothers are the fifth generation bakers and are carrying on the tradition with gusto. They shared with us a quick and easy way to make Sticky Sticks for our Bubbas.
Sticky sticks for kids
130g self-raising flour
130g plain flour
Pinch of salt
20g granulated sugar
Vegetable oil, for deep frying (can change)
Zest of 1 orange
Plenty of caster sugar for rolling
2 tbsp oil
FOR THE CHOCOLATE AND STOUT DUNKING SAUCE
100g dark chocolate
2 tbsp sugar
50ml double cream
Small knob butter
Pinch of salt
Feel free to change the ingredients for organic options
Bring the water and oil to boil in a pan. Mix the flours, salt and 20g sugar in a bowl, then slowly pour the hot water mixture. Using a fork, quickly mix the water in. After much stirring, a stiff sticky dough is ready for frying.
Heat the vegetable oil to 170 degrees Celsius in a fryer or heavy based saucepan. Quickly with light hands roll the dough into longish sticks. Place a few at a time in the fryer. They should take approximately 3-5 minutes to cook until they are golden and crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle
Lift out of the oil, drain on kitchen towel. In a tray, mix the orange zest with a good amount of caster sugar, then toss with the hot doughnuts to coat.
For the sauce, place the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently. Stir until the butter and chocolate has melted and the sauce is smooth and glossy. Don’t heat too much as the chocolate and cream will split. Add stout for a tinge of bitterness to tone down the sweetness.
While the sauce is still warm, dip the sticky sticks and devour.
Caution: do not eat the Sticky Sticks right away as they will burn your mouth. Wait at least 30 seconds after they’ve been cooked and rolled in the sugar.
Details of the TV show:
THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS Season 1: every Wednesday, 730pm THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS Season 2: every Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 7pm Channel: Starhub Ch 427, TLC