Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fun and Easy Funnel Cakes


My grandchildren came to visit today and Nana had no homemade cookies for them.  I had an idea for a quick dessert I used to make often when their mom was little.  Funnel cakes!  They were so excited when I said I would make them.  To see their cute faces with powdered sugar all over them made my day!  A few ingredients whipped up in a few minutes, with two of them helping,  made a treat that can't be beat!


Funnel Cakes
(printable recipe)
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¾ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg beaten
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup milk
vegetable oil for frying
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.  Wisk the egg into the milk mixture. Then add to the flour mixture and mix. Mixture should be like pancake batter. 

Heat about two inches of oil in a large high-sided skillet on medium high heat.  Pour about a cup of batter in to a funnel.  Hold funnel in one hand with your finger plugging the hole and let the batter flow into oil making a spiral pattern.  Cook until the batter floats and is golden brown about 30 seconds. Flip with tongs. Transfer to paper towels.  Dust with powdered sugar. 

3 comments:

  1. Shoot my girl would faint with fun for making these, super idea.

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  2. Love the shape of it! I am going to have o much fun! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  3. I have the best memories of eating funnel cakes on the Jersey shore. Can't wait to try these!

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