Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
I love to get funnel cakes at the fair, but a fair is not always in town. This recipe is very good and perfect for a quick snack for the kids.
- 1 1⁄3 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- oil, for frying
- powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
- Beat egg, milk, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
- Add milk mixture to dry ingredients beating until smooth.
- Fill 8" skillet with 1 inch oil and heat to 375 degrees.
- Cover funnel hole with finger and fill with about 1/4 cup of batter.
- Hold funnel over skillet and remove finger moving funnel around to form patterns with the batter.
- Fry until golden brown, about 1 or 2 minutes.
- Turn over with tongs and continue frying another minute or two or until both sides are brown.
- Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Serve hot.
Great recipe. Put it together in less than 15 minutes and it turned out great. I added some extra milk to make it runnier to flow through the funnel and added a pinch of cinnamon. Tastes just like at the carnival, just with less carny. :)
I used this as a batter for deep fried oreos. It was a huge hit. I did have to add a tablespoon or two more milk to make it the right consistency. I was going to make a funnel cake with the leftover batter but there wasn't any after we got done with the oreos. :-)
I was really excited to make these since my Husband had NEVER heard of them. I knew he was missing out, and these were just as I remembered them! We did add a bit more milk to thin the batter a bit but other than that we followed the recipe to a T. They turned out WONDERFUL! And by the third one I actually had them looking good too lol. I didn't use quite as much oil as it called for and I used Canola. Such a yummy treat! Next time we might give some to our son too instead of eating it all while he is sleeping lol.