There was so much yumminess on the menu at Elephants on Parade shower. Seriously. So. Yummy.,
And the Funnel Cakes were LEGIT. Like, get ’em at the fair in all their twisty, powdery goodness LEGIT.
Even better, they were super easy to make. If you have any circus-y, carnival-ish, fair-like events coming up, you must. make. these. Actually, they’d be a good option for a family night in (you know, if you’re into fried, sugared family night snacks- haha!).
*We didn’t veer at all from the original recipe here. I’m just adding pictures for this little how-to.
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
3 2/3 cups flour
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
vegetable oil, for frying
1. Blend the eggs and sugar and then slowly mix in milk. Add in all the dry ingredients.
2. Pour batter into a funnel over a fryer (or a skillet/dutch oven with hot oil in it). Move the funnel around to make designs (you could also use a large spoon and drip it into the batter). *Your oil should be 350-380 degrees.
3. Leave the batter in the oil until you start seeing the top bubble (sort of like a pancake). This takes about two minutes. When it bubbles, take a spatula and flip the whole thing upside down to cook the other side. Let it cook for two more minutes-ish and you’re done!
4. Remove from the oil onto a plate stacked with paper towels. Sprinkle with a generous serving of powdered sugar (or honey or cinnamon- whatever your little heart desires) and serve. YUM, YUM, YUM, YUM, YUM.