I know, I know, the sunshiny season of summer has just come to an end, and this can be a total bummer to many (I’m actually really stoked for Fall, but I digress…). This post is meant for you Summer Sweeties, and guess what, I’ve discovered a small way of bringing back that oh-so-sweet summer-loving feeling, and that’s with funnel cake! Yes, you heard me correctly, funnel cake doesn’t just have to be a summer treat. Just whip up this bad boy any day of the week (or season) and you’ll have the tastes (and memories attached!) of summer right at your finger tips.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 ¼ cup milk
1 ½ cup flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups Safflower oil for frying (Use oil of your choice)
Powdered sugar for topping
Above are your ingredients, but you will also need an actual funnel. If you don’t have one, you could place the batter into a Ziploc bag and snip one edge off, to act similarly to how a funnel would. This will likely work (full disclosure, I have not used the ziploc bag method yet). But yes, a funnel is your best (and perhaps easiest choice) here.
This recipe makes 3 (12-inch funnel cakes), using a 12-inch skillet.
Here’s how you make this delicious treat:
1. Start by sifting together your dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, beat your egg and milk together.
3. Then, while continuing to beat, slowly add your dry ingredients to your egg and milk mixture and beat until smooth.
4. Next, heat your oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat.
Now it’s funnel time…
TIP: Spray a bit of cooking oil into your funnel to prevent your batter from sticking
5. Once your oil is heated and you’re ready to go, you want to first cover the funnel hole with one finger. Then, use a ladle to fill your funnel with approximately one-third of the amount of batter.
6. Take your funnel and move it above your skillet and remove your finger to release the batter and drop the batter into your skillet in a spiral-like pattern.
7. Cook the funnel cake for a few minutes on each side, until it is golden. You will make one funnel cake at a time.
8. Once ready, remove them from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
9. Lastly, sprinkle them with some powdered sugar. You may also garnish with some fruit of your choice. Serve Warm.
This is a really easy recipe to make when you’re in need of a sweet treat and it’s very last-minute. All these ingredients are most likely already in your home, so it’s super convenient and takes no time at all to prepare. Not to mention, it really is delicious. I mean, how could fried dough be NOT delicious, ever?
I really hope you enjoy this. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Good-bye for now ❤