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4 or 5 very large FUNnel cakes
- 1 egg, raw
- 2/3 cup milk, 2% or higher
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1 1/4 cups flour, all-purpose or cake flour
- 1/4 tsp salt (or sea salt)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
- In a skillet (kind of deep, but not saucepan deep), heat about 2 cups of cooking oil (type is not important; canola or vegetable works fine) on medium-high heat until hot. A good test is to drop a pinch of flour in. If it sizzles without smoke, the oil is ready.
- Gently beat egg and milk. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, slowly adding the egg mixture. Beat until smooth. Use a mixer if you must, but by hand is so much more fun.
- Using a funnel (or a gallon-size Ziploc bag with a corner cut off), drop the mixture into the hot oil in a spiral starting at the center, working your way out. Make sure to overlap some of the mix to ensure it comes out as one piece.
- Fry for 2–3 minutes, flipping one time when the bottom has become golden brown.
- Remove from oil. I like to use a metal slotted spoon to reduce the amount of oil. Place on plate, and sprinkle with powder sugar.
- Serve and enjoy! Carmel and chocolate sauces (syrup) make good toppings.
© 2012 Drea
Migs on July 01, 2015:
I could not get mine to come out like at the Carnival, no wonder those Carnies get paid the big bucks......
free-seotools from Portugal on April 02, 2012:
I have a feeling that these lovely cakes will find their way onto our menu at home on a regular basis. Thanks.
Drea (author) from Wisconsin on January 30, 2012:
It is very simple, in my house we make these twice a month at least. Saves on snack food and they are great with hot chocolate!
Robie Benve from Ohio on January 30, 2012:
It sounds pretty easy, I may try one day to make the kids happy.... yeah, that's what we all say. ;)