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Friday, July 24, 2015

County Fair Funnel Cakes

You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!

You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!

Is it weird that I didn't have my first funnel cake until I was an adult?! To be honest, I sort of had an idea what it was and what to expect, but I really didn't know ... if that makes sense? I had some idea that I was going to love funnel cakes, though, because who doesn't love fried dough topped with copious amounts of sugar?! Exactly!

My first taste of funnel cakes came at a small Midwest county fair when I was about 20 years old. I will never forget that first bite .... talk about food love! I've been hooked ever since! I swore as a mother, I was going to make sure my kiddos tried Funnel Cakes before they turned twenty.

Although my family loves funnel cakes, we only have them a few times a year. They are so easy to make and I always have all of the ingredients on hand to make them. The best part? I don't have to wait for the county fair to indulge a little!

You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!

I'm sharing this recipe as part of the Summer Fun Series at Nap-Time Creations! Some of you may recognize Emily from her time as a contributor here on Love Bakes Good Cakes! I don't know about you, but I love finding fun things to do or make with my kiddos - and who doesn't love County Fair Funnel Cakes?! Be sure to check out the end of this post for the other bloggers who participated this week!

If you want to get extra fancy with your funnel cakes, you can add a spoonful of your favorite pie filling to the middle of this bad boy - then dig in as usual! With this easy-to-make recipe, you have no reason to wait for the county fair! Enjoy!

You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!


County Fair Funnel Cakes
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Heat oil to 375°F in a deep-fat fryer or larger heavy bottomed skillet.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, water and vanilla until well blended. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; whisk until smooth.

3. Cover the bottom of a funnel spout with your finger and carefully ladle ½-cup batter into the funnel. Hold the funnel several inches above the oil and release your finger, moving the funnel in a spiral motion until all of the batter has flowed out of the funnel. Scrape with a rubber spatula if necessary.

4. Fry 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown, using tongs to flip once. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar; serve warm.

5. Repeat step 3 and 4 with remaining batter.

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You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!

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11 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Jamie, Well I never, I have never heard of a Funnel Cake, and it certainly looks fun to make. I love that I can pop over to visit other blogging friends and find new recipes. I am certainly going to make this cake as my nephew will love it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  2. oh wow! funnel cakes really bring me back to our local fair! love this and I can't wait to try this out!! The fair was always sold out! ;o)

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  3. I can't start making funnel cakes at home, that would be to dangerous! I love getting them once or twice a year though. Maybe I will talk my mom into making them for a family dinner so I can go on in blissful ignorance ;-)

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  4. I love funnel cakes and these bring back heaps of childhood memories Jamie! I hope you will share them at the Say G'day Party underway! Pinned and shared!

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  5. I have always wanted to be brave enough to try making a funnel cake but never have! Love this recipe and I need to make some the next time the grandkids come to the Ranch!!

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  6. Can a non dairy milk be used instead? If so, which kind do you feel would work best?

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  7. Can a non dairy milk be used as a substitute? If so, which do you think would work the best?

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    1. I'm sorry I am just now seeing your comment! Any non-dairy milk should work in this recipe just fine!

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    2. Almond Milk does nice things for the flavor. Also, I did need to add more liquid as I like my pieces to be string-ier. I like it really crunchy.

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  8. These are so much fun! I LOVE the idea of making them at home!

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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