Month: January 2015

Funnel Cake Fries 

Sometimes we have weird cravings for exotic desserts. At times, we want these desserts to be light on our diets. At times like these, there are some all-time favorite desserts that pan out the best. Funnel Cake Fries is one of those stupendous desserts. It even rings some carnival bells in our minds. As far as the taste is concerned, these fries are succulent both on the inside and the outside. They are fluffy, sweet and crispy at the same time. There is actually nothing more you could ask for. And guess what? They are easy to make and consume lesser than expected time. So, let us focus on how to get them on your platter. 

The time required and other small details 

It takes a total time of about just about 20 minutes to pull off near perfect Funnel Cake Fries. Out of these 20 minutes, there is a preparation time of about 15 minutes and a cooking time of about 5 minutes. There would be about 316 kilocalories in a total yield of 8 sweet invitations to happiness. 

The ingredients that would be required 

Like every traditional thing that can be called a recipe, Funnel Cake Fries also carries with it a list of items that go into the making of it. That list has been elaborated as under: 

  • Marshmallow fluff 
  • Caramel sauce 
  • Some powdered sugar 
  • 3 cups of vegetable oil 
  • A teaspoon of essence of vanilla 
  • Half a cup of milk 
  • ¼ cup of sugar 
  • 2 eggs, large 
  • Half a teaspoon of salt 
  • A teaspoon of baking powder 
  • 2 cups of flour, preferably all-purpose 

When these items are ready on your kitchen shelf, you can proceed with the process of cooking. 

The process for cooking 

As mentioned earlier as well, this process is fairly easy to carry as there are no intricacies, in particular, you need to take care of. However, we shall recommend that you try to stick to the steps that have been worked out and listed as under: 

  • Grab a medium-sized bowl and bring together salt, baking powder, and flour in it. 
  • Grab another bowl of the same size and bring together vanilla, milk, sugar, and eggs in it. The contents should be mixed together thoroughly until a frothy mixture is obtained. 
  • Now add the contents of the previous bowl into this and go on to blend until a smooth mixture is obtained. 
  • This completes your batter. 
  • Grab a medium-sized saucepan and add oil into it. Place it over a flame and allow to heat till 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Get the batter inside a pastry bag. Draw long fries into the searing oil. Go on to fry until the fries appear golden. This should take about 30 to 60 seconds. 
  • Take the fries out onto a plate with paper towels. 
  • Sprinkle the powdered sugar to garnish and serve with marshmallow fluff and caramel sauce. 

Hence, you have the most succulent dessert on your platter. We say that there is no point waiting. Fry now! 

How to use a Torque Wrench 

The torque wrench defines a tool that comes in handy in the field of automobile repair. This tool needs to be calibrated properly before using with your vehicle. A properly calibrates torque wrench is able to provide enough turning momentum and torque to work with any kind of nut or bolt. The human effort is significantly reduced and accuracy is elevated with the help of this tool. The only thing remains that you need to be aware of the way a torque wrench is supposed to be operated. We bring this write-up to you to act as a guide to using a torque wrench. The instructions given below pan out best when intricately carried out. 

Be aware of the calibration 

Calibration forms the vital part of a torque wrench. When you go out for purchasing a torque wrench, prefer certified dealers over used part dealers. However, if you do for a used torque wrench, do not forget to get it recalibrated. 

Collect data about the specification of your specimen 

It is essential to know the limitations of the nuts you are going to use your torque wrench with. A measure generally obtained in units of foot-pounds, it specifies which tool you would need for the work at hand. 

Make sure that the nuts are not significantly damaged 

A worn-out nut or bolt is at a huge risk of being damaged further by the use of torque wrench. You are advised to avoid using the tool with a damaged work field. 

Go for a regular wrench before torque wrench 

It is recommended that whenever you go for tightening the nuts, use a wrench to set them in a comfortable position before tightening. 

Get the grip right 

Your torque wrench is provided with a plastic grip on its handle. This is the position where the best torque is obtained. 

Now get the other end right 

Place the other end right onto the nut to begin. 

Get it done 

Move the wrench in a clockwise direction so as to cause tightening of nuts. 

The following steps work out if your torque wrench offers an adjustment through click 

Place the bolts in position 

Lightly tighten bolts into the thread position before beginning with the torque action. 

The adjustment 

Your adjustable torque wrench is provided with a dial that can be turned to specify the amount of torque. Set this dial to the torque that is specific to your work. 

Set wrench in position 

Make sure that you have the grip in your hands while the other end is on the nuts. 

Tighten the bolts 

Apply clockwise momentum to your torque wrench to cause a tightening action on the bolt. This is to be done until a sound of click is heard. 

Culminating your work 

Once you have finished the work, bring the dial back to zero so that the spring can rest. 

Hence, you know how to work with your torque wrench. There is certainly no need to rush to the service center for small problems. Get yourself a torque wrench and start working today!