Funnel Cake Fun

Close your eyes and envision yourself as a kid, entering a carnival or fair for the first time. The smells and sounds immediately come to mind, reminding us of the simple things in life. Well today, I have a simple recipe for a childhood favorite—Funnel Cake! Check it out below but remember, this should only be a once-in-a-while treat!

Funnel Cake—yields 10 cakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ stick butter (6 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup eggs, about 4 large eggs and 2 whites
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for topping

Directions

  • Boil water butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan
  • Add flour and work it in until it’s all incorporated and dough forms a ball
  • Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixture and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes
  • With mixer on lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely incorporated before continuing
  • Once all eggs have been added and mixture is smooth, put dough in a piping bag fitted with a number 12 tip
  • Heat about 1 ½ inches of oil in a heavy pan
  • Pipe dough into oil, making a free-form lattice pattern
  • Cook until browned, flipping once
  • Remove cake from oil
  • Drain on paper towels
  • Top with powered sugar
  • Continue until all of the batter is used

Enjoy!

Source: Alton Brown—The Food Network’s “Good Eats”