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I found this recipe a few years ago, having a craving for a funnel cake I found about 10 that sounded good, and simple, but this one was the best tasting one that I found...and yes, of course it would be the last one that I tried out of the 10 or so that I found. Splenda works well in place of sugar also.
- Beat the eggs, then add the milk and sugar.
- sift 2 cups of flour to baking powder and salt.
- add to the milk, sugar, and egg mixture.
- mix well, adding more flour to mixture until it becomes a smooth batter and not too thick.
- The funnel should have an opening of at least 1/2 inch and be able to hold around a cup of batter.
- put your finger over the bottom and add the cup of batter. remove your finger and allow the batter to pour into the center of the oil. Be careful, the oil may splash a little.
- gradually 'swirl' the batter outward in a circular motion or criss cross back and forth to make a cake about 7 to 8 inches around.
- Check it with a pair of tongs and turn it when the bottom becomes golden brown.
- it's usually pretty fragile and will probably try to break on you when flipping. when both sides are done -- remove and place and paper towel to drain oil.
- you can top with powdered sugar, syrup,etc --
- enjoy. It will make about 6 cakes.
- If you don't have a funnel, you can twist a paper plate into a 'funnel', it will probably be a little messy unless you can tape it up or something.