Sunday, July 21, 2013

Funnel Cakes

The Jackson County Fair starts this week and it made me think of funnel cakes.  I just got back from Yellow River Park where we had wonderful fresh trout Staci and the boys caught.  I need to get groceries though so am looking for ingredients I have in the house.   You could serve these warm for Sunday brunch.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg

Sift the dry ingredients into a large container that you can easily pour from (like a plastic pitcher). In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the rest of the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until a thick batter forms. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle or use a funnel to pour your batter from the pitcher in.  I have a cheap plastic funnel I use just for the occasion so I don't have to keep filling a squeeze bottle and after all it is a funnel cake.

In a large frying pan, pour your oil about 1/2 inch deep and heat to medium. Drizzle the batter in random overlapping patterns. Cook 30 seconds to one minute, and let the funnel cake float. Flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds to one minute, until a nice light golden brown. (These cook very quickly, so be careful not to burn them!) When golden brown, remove from the pan and place onto several layers of paper towels to drain. Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with fruit, if you like.

Serve warm!

Have a terrific Sunday, be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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