Friday, July 1, 2011

Funnel Cakes

I was going over some recipes that I could make for you to celebrate the White in the colors of our flag. I have already posted my two favorite ones. Cinnamon Rolls and Cheese Cake.  As I was flipping through my recipe books, I found one that I also love!  Funnel Cakes.  You can't get much whiter and brighter than powdered sugar right? If you have never seen or heard of funnel cakes, you are missing out. But, the reason they are called funnel cakes is because they are made using a funnel.  No your canning funnel won't work, and I suggest you don't use the same one that you used to change the oil in your car.  But you do want one with a small opening.  You can find them in the baking section. Or in the car section as well.

These are so yummy and easy to make. Not to mention, totally fun to make too.  Forget paying outrageous prices at the fair for these babies.  Just make them at home.  So yummy, you've gotta give em a try.

They don't photograph too well, but they sure do taste fabulous!

Funnel Cakes

3 Large eggs
2  ¼ C. milk
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 C. flour
1 C light brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Oil for frying
Cinnamon and/or powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat the oil to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk well. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Stir until smooth. Hold your finger over the funnel opening, fill with ¾ C. of the filling. Place hand over the oil and carefully remove finger. Scribble and criss-cross the filling into the hot oil. Fry until golden on both sides. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Dust with the cinnamon sugar mix. Repeat the process until all of the batter is used.

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