Saturday, October 9, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Funnel Cake

While I put on my fabulous Christian Louboutin's and went to a fundraising event last night, MiniMac went to a Country Fair with his Grandmother and Daddy. This morning, as we gear up to head off to the pumpkin patch, MiniMac wanted to reiterate to me just how much he LOVED the 'giant doughnuts."  My Mom and I took him to a great event in Seattle this past summer and he had his first experience with the "giant doughnuts" which you and I know better as the best treat at the fair: Funnel Cake.  Since I am practicing making homemade doughnuts this week, why not make these too. The trick: use a plastic condiment bottle to pour the batter. Oh, and add LOTS of powdered sugar. They are easy breezy to make for those of you can't resist these tasty treats. And who knows fried dough better than Paula Deen? This recipe will make 6 - 8 depending on the size. Maybe it will only make two for those who LOVE that warm, fried dough. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Easy Funnel Cake 

2 c. milk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) melted butter
Powdered sugar, for topping


Combine milk, egg, vanilla in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar and gradually add to wet ingredients. Use hand mixer to blend until a smooth batter forms. Fold in melted butter. Pour batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle while using your index finger to stop the flow of the batter. Bring the funnel over the hot oil and release your finger to start a stream of batter while moving the funnel in a circular motion to create spiral-like shapes. Fry them up for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy! Now only if you had a ferris wheel in your backyard. Comments off. Go forth and fry.