Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes recipe

You don't have to go to a state fair to enjoy at funnel cakes home. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

Note: Recipe adapted from AllRecipes

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Ingredients

  • 4 inches of vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, for topping

Directions

  1. Fill a heavy-bottomed pot with oil so it reaches 4-inches up the sides. I used about 6 cups. Using a thermometer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F. 
  2. As it’s heating up, make the batter. To a measuring cup, measure out the milk and whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract. 
  3. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt; whisk to combine. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix until no traces of flour appear. Some lumps are ok! 
  4. Get your whole scene set-up. Add a few sheet of paper towel to a cutting board or baking sheet. Assemble your ladle, funnel and slotted spoon or spider. Place the funnel over the hot oil and ladle in about 1/3 cup of batter into the funnel. Move the funnel around, so the batter comes out in a swirly pattern. Allow to fry on each side for about 1 to 2 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bed of paper towels. Repeat with the remaining batter. To serve, dust with a liberal amount of powdered sugar. These are best eaten piping hot!
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