Sunday, July 17, 2011

FUNNEL CAKES

Summertime and Community Carnivals sprout up all over the State. Lots of family fun, rides, exhibits, and food. One of the foods they all have in common is Funnel Cakes. A wonderful warm sugary finger cake good for all by yourself, or for sharing.                                                                                                                                   
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Peanut oil for frying
Confectioners sugar for dusting

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl beat the eggs, milk and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just til blended.
Heat 1 inch of oil in a cast iron skillet. Using a measuring cup or funnel, pour 1/2 cup of the batter into the hot oil drizzleing the batter into the oil. Cook until golden brown, turn and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

The picture in this recipe is one of Gwynn Oak Park back in the day.It was famous for it's wooden roller coaster . Our parents took us there almost every Saturday night in the summers when we were kids.

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