Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Deep Fried Butter Balls, The Fiddlers Elbow

I was checking the BBC website today and came across this, well what can one say, heart attack in a bowl or wow, fantastic, each to our own. I'm sure though The Fiddler's Elbow is worth a visit for a good time out.

Deep fried butter balls. Just the butter without the Irn Bru batter.

An Edinburgh bar has put a calorific treat to rival the deep fried Mars Bar on its menu - deep fried butter balls.
The snack, already popular in the US, has been given a Scottish twist as it is cooked in Irn Bru batter.
The Fiddler's Elbow, in Picardy Place, is serving the pudding for what is thought to be the first time in Scotland.
The sticky dessert, called Braveheart Butter Bombs, is served with an Irn Bru ice cream and coulis.
A variation featuring deep fried whisky instead of Irn Bru will also be offered.
While critics have dubbed deep-fried butter a "coronary on a plate", the chefs said it should be all right in moderation.
Freezing balls
The dishes have been devised by Simon Robertson, The Fiddler's Elbow head chef, with the help of Paul Fitchie, a former chef with Harvey Nichols.
Mr Robertson said: "We thought we would add a bit of fun to our menu of Scottish dishes and it's really got people talking.
"Some folk are saying it's a heart attack on a plate and, okay, it's not exactly health food but as long as you're not having it every day it shouldn't be any problem."
The dessert is made by freezing balls of butter before dipping them in batter soaked with Irn Bru.
They are then submerged in hot oil until browned.
Oliver Scott, who runs The Fiddler's Elbow, said: "It might not be too nutritious but it's definitely delicious.
"We've been trying it out on volunteers who are loving it. It actually tastes lighter than you'd expect, it's a bit like eating a banana fritter but nicer and obviously a bit naughtier.
"We hope it will help cheer people up in a time of gloom.
"We know that when things are tough economically people like to treat themselves to a little comfort food and this is the ultimate indulgence - so long as people don't overdo it."

Fiddlers Elbow is a 'shabby chic' hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh.
The rooms are designed with warmth and comfort in mind. Fiddlers Elbow has 4 double en-suite rooms all equipped with towels, toiletries, a TV and a fridge.
All rooms are quiet, comfortable and modern with an emphasis on calmness and relaxation. Special care has been taken to design each room with style and practicality in mind, to ensure your stay is pleasant and memorable.
We are less than 3 minutes walk from Princes Street, which is the perfect place to base your adventure of Edinburgh. Airport and transport links are also moments away.
The hotel boasts its very own pub, which hosts regular live folk music for those looking to enjoy themselves. And for those looking to relax can enjoy our home cinema downstairs, which is free for guests to use anytime.
Wa Wa Basement, a Chinese restaurant, is also available to guests looking to have a quick meal before getting out to explore what Edinburgh has to offer. We have also have a function room for those traveling on business or in groups. The restaurant and pub area, can seat up to 40 people.
There are several restaurants, a theatre, art galleries and shops in the local area, including on Raeburn Place, the Stockbridge area’s main commercial thoroughfare.

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