Thursday, December 30, 2010

Funnel Cakes

I was under the impression, as I am sure others are too, that Funnel Cake is really difficult to make and must only be purchased from Eliches or Water World. I am here to tell you that the information you have been given is entirely FALSE. Funnel cakes are actually easy to make and require very few ingredients. I got to thinking, most food they serve at amusement parks are just that; easy and cheap, so it makes sense that the funnel cake follows suit.
A few tips:
-You can use a sandwich bag instead of a funnel to pipe the batter out
-The oil needs to be pretty hot, try not to be afraid like I was
-Once the oil has cooled, save it in a container for another time
-Get creative with toppings...whip cream, cinnamon, cherries etc.
-Make sure you have guests to come over or you will sit there and eat the whole thing by yourself (I am not judging!)

Funnel Cakes
• 1 ¼ cups flour
• 2 Tbsp. sugar
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• ¾ tsp. baking powder
• ¼ tsp. salt
• 1 egg
• ¾ cup milk
• Vegetable oil, powdered sugar
Combine dry ingredients: add egg and milk, beat until smooth. Heat ¼ in oil in skillet. Pour ¼ cup batter into oil from funnel moving funnel slowly around the skillet. Fry 2 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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