Funnel Cake

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Did you know that movie night can be educational as well as entertaining? Take, for example, “Family Man”. When Jack Campbell (Nicholas Cage) wanted to buy a $2000 suit and instead, his wife (Téa Leoni) laughed and suggested he get his favorite mall food, funnel cake, instead, I knew this “funnel cake” was something I must know more about. I know, you’re thinking, “how can she not know about funnel cake?!?!” but, I swear, I had no clue. So, I investigated. And ordered one on my next amusement park visit. Yeah, it was the best part of my day. Hands down. Made me wish I had learned of funnel cake sooner. I was late to the party with kettle corn too. What, have I been hiding under a rock? I think they call that “sheltered”. Haha! Well, I’m experiencing the world now, baby! Funnel cake…kettle corn…what is next?! What else am I missing out on? Do tell . . . .

 

Funnel Cake:

2¼ c milk

3 eggs

½ t vanilla extract

3 c flour

¼ c sugar

2 t baking powder

½ t salt

vegetable oil for frying

 

Toppings:

powdered sugar

strawberry sauce or easy strawberry sauce

 

Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk until smooth. Heat oil (at least 1 inch deep) in medium skillet over medium heat to 350°F. Swirl 1/2 cup batter into oil using small funnel, using finger to start/stop flow of batter. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve warm with powdered sugar and strawberry sauce.

 

Source: Tasty Kitchen

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4 Responses to Funnel Cake

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    Well, Carol, you may be missing the deep-fried candy bars and “fried” coke and all of those other crazy amusement park goodies. I haven’t ever ordered them because they have to be overloaded with fat and sugar! While that doesn’t normally stop me when I’m baking things myself, I also don’t want to pay a ton for those excesses!

  2. Jan Jardine says:

    BTW, your funnel cakes look like they’re worth EVERY SINGLE calorie! Yum!

    • Carol says:

      Thank you, my dear. I really do love homemade treats. They are so warm and fresh and, well, homemade!! I did try a fried oreo at the fair a few years ago. It was definitely rich and amazing but, I decided, needed to be a once-a-year thing. :)

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