Fun funnel cakes

    20 min

    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.

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    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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    Really good recipe! We are using this recipe for a scouting event. A great tip to dispense this, is to use a cleaned out ketchup bottle. Use your funnel or a funnel made out of foil and laddle batter into your ketchup bottle. Makes it easier to just squirt it in and the apperance comes out just as nice.  -  27 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very easy and tasty recipe!!! Adding the vanilla is a MUST!! Using the "ketchup bottle" was a great idea, makes it much easier to fry!! Thanks!!  -  27 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    well darling let me tell YOU.... i hate everything but these funnel cakes are to die for!!!! pAAAlease!!!! all that saturated fat and sugar...they're sure to put a ton o' love in your spare tire!!! bring the carnival home to you and immediately call a cardiovascular specialist you're gonna die for these cakes!!!  -  11 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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