Very good, very easy! My family loved them, I did add 1/4 cup of sugar and it came out great.
Almost didn't search for a duplicate recipe as this is a very old family recipe at least back to our ggrandmother. Glad I did. This is the exact recipe that she used, except that the cooking oil was Crisco or lard. They are SO good. I cook them in my cast-iron skillet. My father-in-law recalls his grandmother making them for him for breakfast and topping them with butter and syrup. He didn't know how to spell it, but he said they called them "Strautsa". If anyone knows the origin or correct spelling of this description, please let me know. When I made them, I had to add between 1/4 and 1/2 C more milk to make them flow through my funnel. This made 4-5 large funnel cakes for us. Try drizzling the initial to your name over the top with the batter. I think a bit of lemon or vanilla extract would be nice. Optional yummy toppings: Cinnamon sugar, spiced apples, strawberries, chocolate syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream, and the traditional powdered sugar. Mmmm... I want some now.
These were delicious!! 4.21.10 Made them again last night, I added a little bit of sugar to the batter and vanilla and got to use the funnel this time. AWESOME!!
Perfect! Added sugar and vanilla and put in a cleaned out ketchup bottle...couldnt be easier or yummier!! We found the crispier ones were a bit tastier. Thanks so much for this, it will be repeated for sure!
My daughter and I made these for a fun supper ~ It brought back great memories of the day the two of us spent together at Knott's Berry Farm when she was about ten-years-old. We liked these funnel cakes just as much as those we enjoyed at Knott's! I did add 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar to the batter. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Better than fair funnel cakes! Even my husband agreed, they're not greasy like you get at the fair sometimes. Super simple to make. I did add just a tablespoon or so of sugar. Couldn't find my funnel after I got it all mixed up so I put it in a zippy bag and snipped off the end. Note. Try to hold whatever it's coming out of close (but not too close) to the oil. The first one I was a little high up and when the batter hit, the oil splashed on my arm. But that was my bad! Great recipe though! Kids and husband loved it!
This recipe is really good! I make it at home and my school even uses it to teach kids how to learn to bake, its that easy! And YUMMY! Thanks for a great recipe.
Great recipe! Thank you for sharing :)
I LOVE funnel cakes, and this did not disappoint! I reduced the recipe by half, added a touch of sugar and vanilla, as suggested by other reviewers, and we scarfed these down. Next time, I will use my candy thermometer, as I think my oil was a bit too hot, and they were a little dark. Good, nonetheless, and they have inspired me...Sorry I didn't get a photo, but I'll try to post one next time! Mine were not very pretty, as my technique needs some improvement...but, I'll work on that! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous festival offering, Tonkcats..now I can make them whenever I'd like!
I had no idea how easy it would be to make funnel cakes at home. My kids loved them. I added a splash of vanilla and 2 tbsp of sugar to the batter. I would suggest adding more sugar than that. These were great. I got 10 large funnel cakes. Since funnel cakes are best fresh, I would cut the recipe in half.