Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Funnel Cakes

We love funnel cakes in the Feather household and I have made them for many years. They are actually one of the first things I ever made as a child. I'll make them as a treat and this usually happens during the cold weather months. Healthy huh?? My kiddos think that these are so cool because they are made with an actual funnel. Of course they watch, the oil is way too hot, and they sprinkle the heck out of them with powdered sugar...Yummy! I know some people like fruit topping but why mess a good thing up with something healthy? hee hee... This is What's Cookin on this cold with lots of snow predicted day on Beaty's Creek.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 1/4 cups milk
2 eggs
Canola Oil
2 cups powder sugar
Funnel and wire sifter

Mix with a whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together into a large bowl. Mix in milk and eggs and stir until all mixed together. Pour oil into a deep cast iron skillet. I put about 3 inches of oil in my pan and it works very well. Heat over medium heat until a bit of the batter sizzles when you drop it in. Now pour 1 cup of batter into your funnel, but first place your finger over the hole. Hold funnel over your hot oil and move quickly in a circular motion with your funnel open. Cook until golden brown on one side and then flip and cook until the other side is golden also. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate and sift powder sugar over the funnel cake. Eat while hot!