This is a scrumptious and creative snack that you can make in your own kitchen! It is basically pastry rolled on skewers and coated with sugar. These unique snacks are perfect for all occasions. Kids will love them.
Safety hazard: Remove skewers when serving to children
Preparation time: 1 hour
Makes around 35
4 cups of flour
3/4 cup of margarine
1 tablespoon of instant yeast
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of warm milk
1 cup of icing sugar for coating.
First, soak the wooden skewers in water to prevent burning while baking.
Then, mix the flour and yeast and sugar in a bowl. Add the vanilla and margarine. Beat the egg in a separate bowl and add to the mixture. Add milk a little at a time and start mixing with your hands until you use up all the milk. Start kneading until the dough is smooth and does not stick to your fingers when inserted in in the dough. Cover the dough and leave to rise for half an hour or more.
Preheat the oven at 180°C.
After the dough has risen, divide it into two balls. Place one ball on your rolling surface and roll into a rectangular shape (around 30 cm long and a 1/2 cm thick, similar to the thickness of a chapati). Cut the rolled out dough into 2 cm wide strips.
Remove the soaked skewers from water and wipe them dry.
There are many ways to roll the pastry on the skewers, but after trying different ways a few times, I found the following to be the easiest:
Hold the skewer with your left hand with the sharp point facing upwards. With the strip on your right hand, place the end of the pastry strip on the sharp point of the skewer and pinch it so that it sticks. Start to rotate the skewer. While doing that, roll the pastry over the skewer. If a pastry strip is too long, cut it and add it to the unrolled ball you divided earlier. Repeat the process until all strips are done. Roll the second dough, and repeat the process.
Arrange the skewers on a wire rack leaving some space between each skewer. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown in color. Note that a tray will produce uneven coloured pastries so place directly on a wire rack.
Leave to cool, and sprinkle with icing sugar. You can also pour condensed milk over your baked pastries and serve them as a classy dessert.