Yesterday we went to our county fair. While admittance is free, the food is not. And since fair food just isn’t in the budget but I had a hankerin’ for funnel cakes, I just made some at home. They were awesome! And we made $40 worth of funnel cakes for less than the price of one at the fair!!!
2 cups milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (I use a mixture of white and wheat)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
In a medium bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream eggs, sugar, vanilla and milk. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter will be thin enough to run through a funnel.
In a skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F
Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil, and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion.
* I used a ziploc bag with the corner cut off a bit. It was much easier to manage.
Use tongs or a wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully.
Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.