Sunday, September 21, 2008

Funnel Cakes

These were a special breakfast treat at the Dalton house. I actually have never even had one from an amusement park or fair!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbl sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

oil for frying
powdered sugar
and/or syrup

Combine dry ingredients. Add egg and milk, beating until smooth. Heat 1/4 inch oil to 375 in a skillet. Using a funnel with a small opening or a measuring cup or a clean plastic bottle that you can refill and squeeze batter out of :), release 1/4 cup batter (or more) into oil in a slow circular motion to form a spiral design. (I usually do a couple circles and then just criss-cross back and forth a few times. Just make sure all the batter is connected to the other parts of the batter in some way - it doesn't have to be pretty to taste good in this case.) Fry until golden brown on bottom, turn over and brown on other side. (About 1-2 minutes total.) Drain on paper towels, then serve hot sprinkled with powdered sugar or syrup, or both.

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