Fun funnel cakes

    Fun funnel cakes


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    About this recipe: Funnel cakes are great fun to make. They taste a little like churros and are an American street food that are usually seen at carnivals or funfairs. You can easily make them at home! It's best if you use a funnel or you could use a piping bag with a very wide icing nozzle.

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 450g plain flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 475ml milk
    • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar, or as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and half of the flour. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and milk. Add flour mixture and continue to beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter needs to be thin enough to run through a funnel.
    3. Heat vegetable oil to 190 C (375 F) in a deep-sided frying pan.
    4. Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous serving of the batter (about 160ml). Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side for one minute. Drain on kitchen paper; sprinkle with sifted icing sugar or cinnamon sugar. Serve.

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