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Fried Coke

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

The secret to Fried Coke is making sure your dough balls are just the right size—if you make them too big, the outsides will get overcooked before the middles are done. While there's Coke in the batter, the biscuit-iness of the Bisquick mix really comes through, so unlike your regular doughnut hole, I wouldn't recommend just popping them in your mouth from out of the fryer, they need the dusting of cinnamon sugar (and a healthy pour of "Coke syrup"). To make Fried Coke you need to use real Coca Cola. No Diet Coke—this is deep-fried, it's never going to be a health food, at least use real sugar.

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered children's book editor by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie and a Midtown Lunch contributor. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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