Wilton Kiwanians learn to make fried dough for weekend carnival

Fifty Kiwanians picked up a new culinary skill last week. Carol the Carnival Clown was the special guest at the Wednesday luncheon and demonstrated the art of fried dough production.

The tasty treat — that is a favorite of fairs and carnivals — will be featured at the Kiwanis food tent during this weekend’s Miller-Driscoll Spring Spectacular Carnival. In addition to fried dough, the Kiwanis Club will serve a varied menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, carnival pizza, corn dogs, chicken tenders, soda, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The Miller-Driscoll PTA is organizing the three-day extravaganza, Wilton’s first major happening of spring 2014. Outdoor carnival rides provided by Stewart Amusement Company of Trumbull include kiddie rides as well as traditional carnival thrills.

Hours of operation are Friday, April 4, 5 to 9; Saturday, April 5, noon to 9; and Sunday, April 6, noon to 5.

Carol’s demonstration started with the dough, which is kneaded into six inch-disks.  It is then allowed to rise.  When ready, the dough is dropped into boiling oil, about one minute on each side, removed from the Fryolator and set to cool. During Wednesday’s demonstration, it was then sprinkled with powdered sugar and served to the 50 Kiwanians as dessert. At the carnival it will also be offered with tomato topping and cheese as carnival pizza.

Kiwanis is Wilton’s oldest service club, having been founded more than 50 years ago. Weekly luncheon meetings are held at the Episcopal Presbyterian Complex on New Canaan Road, Wednesdays at noon.

Information: 203-762-9951.