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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!

County Fair Funnel Cakes

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? Was it like a waffle? Was it like a cake? I was pretty certain that I was going to love funnel cakes, though, because who doesn't love fried dough topped with copious amounts of sugar?! 😍

County Fair Funnel Cakes

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 - and they have! Many times!

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!

To make making these County Fair Funnel Cakes easy, you will need:



County Fair Funnel Cakes

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!


See how easy these County Fair Funnel Cakes are in the above video!

Yield: 8 servings

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!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 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, for serving

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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County Fair Funnel Cakes
 


County Fair Funnel Cakes


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18 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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  9. We are doing a funnel cake stand for a fundraiser for our Boy Scout Troop. Can this batter be made the night before. I know sometimes with the bs and flour activity its not recommended. It would be nice if it could be

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  10. This funnel cake looks beautiful, I am yet to make one myself so hopefully when I follow your recipe the outcome will be this pretty :)

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  11. Our county fair was this past week and YES I indulged on a funnel cake! Now I can make my own! Thank you!

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  12. I have never made one, but I am going to give it a whirl. Looks sooo yummy.

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  13. I made this and my batter was so thin. Not sure why? And i made sure the oil was the right temp but when i added the batter it went into tiny pieces all over the oil amd didn't for the funnel cake shape. Not sure if maybe the oil got too hot? They were still yymmy, though!

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  14. Made this recipe, I do have to admit its perfect if you know the consistency of the batter. I have made these before, and the batter is a bit thick. This was easily fixed by adding just a quarter cup milk I'm sure water would do the trick as well. Overall taste : spot on! the thickness was the only issue I noticed.

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