Sunday, 21 October 2012

Funnel Cake Fanatic

I'm back! It has been a very long week, and I am very pleased to announce I am finally starting to feel right after been my long and painful stretch of tendonitis. In celebration of my return I decided to share a really simply and amazing recipe for Funnel Cake. There is no doubt about it 'Funnel Cake' is an 'All American' treat, and one which needs to be recognised and embraced here across the pond....pronto! If you have ever been to Disney World you should know what funnel cake is, and if you don't...then shame on you! Funnel cake is often associated with carnivals and fairs in the U.S. or in my experience with Typhoon Lagoon in Florida when you're starving after running around like a lunatic for three hours. This recipe is super easy and has me questioning why on earth I didn't think to make it before. Made up of a thick batter, deep fried and sprinkled with icing sugar.....what's not to love! 

Funnel cake

Serves 6 people

2 eggs
250mls milk
100g sugar
370g self raising flour
50g icing sugar
200mls vegetable oil

1. Beat the eggs and milk together.
2. In a separate bowl combine the sugar and flour together.
3. Gradually add the beaten egg and milk to the dry ingredients. then heat the oil in a large 
    pan and using an icing bag (or funnel) pipe the thick batter into the oil starting in the 
    centre and working out in a web pattern.
4. Turn the cake once during cooking (Making sure you turn the funnel cake away from 
    you so you don’t get splashed with hot oil!)
5. Plate it up and sprinkle with icing sugar.

E-D's Notes:
- Though entitled 'Funnel' cake, I actually found that using a piping bag with a finer sized 
   nozzle made the whole process much easier. This batter is quite thick and can be 
   difficult to pass through a funnel. I just didn't' think that 'Piping Bag Cake' quite had the 
   same ring to it!
- Funnel cakes can be served with all kind of wonderful other tasty accompaniments 
  including fresh fruit, cinnamon and cream. 


  1. Thanks for the recipe Emma, this takes me down memory lane as my Grandmother used to make funnel cakes for us:)


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