Funnel Cake

The local high school in our town held a pumpkin fest which included bouncy houses, concession stands and games for the kids all so they could raise money for the school. Little Miss won a goldfish at a ping ball boll toss and we ordered a funnel cake to share. Little Miss enjoyed it so much, I looked for a recipe so I could make them at home for her. I found one here!

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I actually did not use a funnel. I take a small zip-loc bag , put a corner into a small glass jar. Fold the top down over the glass, fill the glass with batter. Pull the top bag up and twist. Once the oil is hot enough, I cut the corner off and drizzle the batter into the hot oil.

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Here is how I set up my station. The oil is heating up, I cover the bottom of the pan with oil just enough to make two cakes. I have my glass and zip-loc bag filled with batter. Scissors and a plate with paper towels layered on top, and a pair of tongs.

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Drizzle the batter all around in the hot oil enough to make a cake. I do not use a thermometer, once the oil started to bubble I figured it was hot enough. Once it turns golden brown, flip to allow the other side to cook and become brown. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from the oil and set on the paper towels to remove excess oil. Move to another plate and sprinkle with confectionary sugar.

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Funnel cake is a lot like fried dough, but I find it to be tastier and not as greasy.

Ingredients:
1 cup of milk
1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 Egg
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar for making the batter and more for dusting 
vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
 
Directions:
In one bowl beat the egg and milk together. In a second bowl mix all dry ingredients together. Mix both the dry and egg mixture in one bowl till smooth.
 
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This is what happens when you cut too big of a whole on the corner. Too much batter spilled out and I could not control the flow. 

-Nicole

 

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