Fried Vanilla Cheesecake Bites

Fried Vanilla Cheesecake Bites

Dessert

  • 16

    Piece(s)

  • Cheap

    Cost

  • Very easy

    Difficulty

  • Preparation time

  • Cooking time

Ingredients

  • 8 oz/250 g brick-style cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed vanilla wafers (see tip)
  • Canola oil for frying (about 3 L)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Caramel or chocolate sauce (optional)
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Preparation

1. Beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until smooth. Blend in crushed wafers. Chill for 15 minutes. Use a small ice cream scoop or rounded tablespoon to scoop into balls. Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

2. Fill fryer's removable bowl with enough oil to sit between the MIN and MAX level; preheat fryer to 356F/180C. Set frying basket aside. 3. Batter: Whisk flour with sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; gradually whisk in milk until smooth.

4. In small batches, add frozen cheesecake balls to batter, turning to coat completely. Use a fork to lift balls from batter, allowing excess to drip off, and carefully add to fryer.

5. Fry, turning occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel-lined tray.

6. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar and drizzled with sauce (if desired).

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