Sunday, September 12, 2010

Funnel Cakes

Who needs the fair when you can make your own funnel cakes at home?? A fun and yummy treat!!

1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2-3 c. flour
3 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla

  1. In a medium bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and half of the flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter will be thin enough to run through a funnel.
  3. In an eight inch skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  4. Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil, and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side one minute. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' sugar, cinnamon sugar, jams, syrups, and whip cream. Whichever you prefer!

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