Saturday, August 6, 2011

Funnel Cakes!!

Last weekend was the big feast at my church and The Kid and I finally made it over there on Sunday.  I saw all the concession stands but what I really wanted was a funnel cake.. I saw so many people walking by with them it  had me craving one like crazy.  Until I got to the stand that was selling the most and realized that not only was the funnel cake $5, but in teeny print to the right it said that it was $2 extra for topping.. for powdered sugar that's like $1/lb.  Ha!  Like that was gonna happen.  I got a few Zeppoles instead @6/$3 to hold me over on my fried dough craving until I could get around to making them myself.  I went and bought a squeeze bottle at the $1 store to make this a little less messy and it worked perfectly.

I finally got around to making them today... a week later.

Totally worth the wait.

Funnel Cakes


1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-2 cups oil for frying
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
confectioners' sugar for dusting

In a mixing bowl, beat together egg and milk. Beat in flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sugar until smooth.

Heat about 1 inch cooking oil in frying pan to 375° F 

Pour 1/2 cup batter through funnel into oil with a circular motion to form a spiral (I didn't have the right size funnel so I went and bought a squeeze bottle from the $1 store which makes it Much easier to do this without a huge mess).

 Fry until lightly brown; turn over to brown the other side. Cook to golden brown, and remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar while still warm.