Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Easy funnel cake recipe you can make at homeFunnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few warnings to issue before we get down to business: 1. These are extremely addictive and, well, not very good for you. Be sure you have others to share with before you make these. Otherwise, umm, you can imagine. 2. In addition to tasting like those delicious fair-made funnel cakes these may also make your kitchen smell a little like a fair—for a long time. We are deep frying, people—I won't sugarcoat the details (Ha! I'm hilarious…ly lame). Open a window. It's a good thing. Unless it's snowing.Homemade funnel cake how toFunnel Cake Batter

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
oil for frying (I used vegetable, but canola oil or shortening is fine too)

Whisk together the first five ingredients. Now stir in the water, eggs and vanilla extract. Pour into a squeeze bottle (can be found at most grocery stores in the baking section).
How to make funnel cake at homeIn a heavy duty pot (I always use my dutch oven when frying) heat a few inches of oil to around 375°F. Oil never stays at the perfect temperature (at least, not for me), so feel free to let it hover a little on the cool side of 375°F.  I found that when my oil was too hot, the funnel cakes fell apart while cooking more easily.How to make your own funnel cakes for friendsOnce your oil is hot enough use your squeeze bottle to pour the batter. A few tips: Keep your squeeze bottle close to the oil (but watch out you don't get spattered with hot oil!). If you hold the bottle farther away from the oil as you pour, the batter is less likely to stick together. Also try to squeeze the batter in circles quickly. You don't want too much to start cooking before you have pour all the batter for one funnel cake.I love funnel cake!!!Wait 20-30 seconds then use tongs or a slotted spoon to flip the funnel cake. Let it cook another 20 seconds and then remove to plate lined with paper towels (to remove excess oil). Repeat until you have cooked all your batter into cakes! Now you are ready to sprinkle on the powdered sugar and serve immedately while they are still warm. If you're making a big batch, you can pop them in the oven (at a super low temp) to keep them warm while you cook.Homemade funnel cake recipeHave fun making your own funnel cakes guys! xo. Emma

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