Thursday, May 27, 2010

Funnel Cakes

My hubby LOVES funnel cakes. He's been asking me to make them forever, but I've never gotten around to it and haven't found a recipe yet. While I was at Emily's this past week, I saw she had the recipe and we decided to try it! It is soooo simple to make and fun to funnel them into your frying pan and they even taste great. Now that the recipe is up, I'll have to make them again, this time while Joe is around. :)

What you need:
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups milk (give or take a little)
Powdered sugar for dusting
canola or peanut oil for frying

1. In a large, deep frying pan, heat oil to 350F.
2. Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a spout.
3. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add as much milk as necessary to achieve a thin, pancake-like batter consistency.
4. Pour your batter into your frying pan in a random pattern, but make sure it's connected in some way so it's easy to flip. Let fry for 30-60 seconds per side. If you don't have a bowl with a spout, pour 1/2 c. of your batter into a funnel (finger over the spout) and then drizzle into your pan.
5. Drain on a paper towel and then generously dust them while still hot with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, etc.

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