Zehnders Rosettes

Frankenmuth, is Michigan’s little Bavaria. It’s a place of horse-drawn carriages, covered bridges, riverboat cruises, and world famous chicken. While you can dine upstairs in Zehnders enjoying their world famous chicken, you don’t want to miss out on visiting downstairs for one of my favorite treats…Rosettes. Rosettes are a delicate crisp and tender pastry.

Zehnder’s Rosettes
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour (measure, then sift)
1 cup whole milk (they will not turn out with any other milk)

1. Add salt, sugar and vanilla to eggs.
2. Add ½ cup milk and all of the flour. Then add remaining ½ cup milk, stirring (do not beat).
3. If foamy, let set. Place oil and mold in fryer and heat to 385 degrees (keep hot during entire process)
4. Shake excess oil off iron and touch iron on paper towel to absorb oil.
5. Dip hot iron into batter, almost to the top, but not over the top of iron.
6. Tilt to side when removing from batter to avoid drips.
7. Place in hot oil. When rosette holds its shape remove the iron and allow to brown, then turn over to brown opposite side.
8. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel covered newspaper.