What comes to mind when you think of funnel cakes? I think of two things: Greasy and Expensive
Okay…three things: Greasy, Expensive and Yummy
Funnel cakes are one of the most popular items at the fair. People stand in long lines for them. But I never can make myself buy one (because of the greasy and expensive part).
Recently my kids asked me, “Mom can you MAKE a funnel cake at home?”
Oh wow…I never thought about trying that. Sure, why not? And so I did.
Do you know how EASY it is to make a funnel cake? I whipped some up in just a few minutes. (And the family wolfed them down in just a few minutes too…)
Homemade Funnel Cakes
1 1/4 cups flour (I used freshly ground whole wheat)
2 T. sucanat
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. sea salt
2/3 cup milk
Oil for frying (I used coconut oil)
Organic powdered sugar or raw honey
Whisk together flour, sucanat, baking powder, salt, egg and milk. Heat oil in a skillet.
There are different ways to create your funnel cake. You can pour your batter through a funnel…or you can do what I did: Use a cake decorating tip (the one with the biggest hole) and a plastic baggie.
Squirt batter into hot oil (I used my electric skillet heated to 350° with a few tablespoons of oil). Cook thoroughly on one side, then flip and cook the other side (about two minutes per side).
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with honey!!
With these few ingredients, it is amazing what you’ll save by making these treats yourself at home. Now if I could figure out how to recreate the rides at the county fair so that allowing our kids to ride on them won’t require taking out a second mortgage. Any suggestions? :)