Funnel Cake is a very popular sweet served at
fairs and carnivals.
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Optional toppings: powdered sugar,
- cinnamon, warmed apple or other fruit
filling, ice cream, whipped cream, syrups
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
with wire whisk. In another bowl, beat egg and milk. Add sugar,
stir to dissolve. Add dry ingredients and (using electric mixer)
beat until smooth.
Heat at least 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F.
in either in a deep fryer or a skillet. To form
each funnel cake, place one finger over hole in bottom of
funnel. Carefully fill funnel with batter. Over hot oil remove
finger and allow batter in go into oil. Make circular or other
shapes with batter. Cook for 1 minute and using tongs or two
spatulas turn funnel cake. Cook until golden brown, about
another minute or so. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar
or use other toppings. Serve warm.