Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Funnel Cakes

I don't like a lot of fried foods and I'm not really good at cooking too much of it either. However, sometimes when the pantry is low or we just need a neat treat for a special ocassion or rainy day, I whip up something different, like these. --The kids pretend they are at Dollywood!
(They just told me they also serve these with chocolate syrup too.)


2 cups of plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 to 1 cup of milk (You want your batter barely thin enough to go through the funnel, not like water but not too thick.)
oil for frying

Heat oil in a 12-inch pan, approx 1/4 inch deep.
(My 'fry' test is: when it cooks a cube of bread in about 1 minute.)
(Keep heat adjusted as you fry if it starts getting hot.)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and poor through funnel into hot oil and fry.
When batter turns light to medium brown, flip and cook until browned.
Remove carefully from oil and drain on a paper towel.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve warm!

Warning Mommies: NEVER leave hot oil on the stove unattended! Always turn your handle in towards the center of your stove, never leave it sticking out where a little one might come through and bump it.:-)

TIPS: May use strawberries and whipped cream as your topping or invent something with your kids!

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