Whenever we watch the Food Network USA and they talk about funnel cake, we never really know what they talk about since we rarely ever see it in Montreal, Canada. But we can tell you one thing for sure though, funnel cake looks DELICIOUS! And we've been trying to find some where we live, but hey, I guess it's just not that popular here. So we thought we'd just try and find one the next time we'd go to the US. But being us, when we crave something, we can't wait that long to get it. So we thought, we've watched so many people make funnel cake on the Food Network and it looks pretty simple, then why don't we make one ourselves!? BINGO! We made one and woooowww it was amazing. Maybe for you guys who have eaten it since forever funnel cake is just a normal thing, but for us, it was our first tim trying it and we absolutely loved it. It's crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside. And it looks us what, 20 minutes to do. It's super easy and simple and we love it. We also chose to top it off with icing sugar and cinnamon, which we find to be a really good flavouring for the funnel cake. So if you're like us and you wanna try some funnel cake but you can't seem to find one where you live, then try this really easy recipe and your craving will be satisfied.
- 1-1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/8 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Icing sugar (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- In mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth.
- Heat oil in a wide, shallow frying pan on high heat. The oil should cover half of the depth of the frying pan.
- Transfer batter into a funnel in batches, covering the bottom opening of the funnel with your finger to prevent the batter from pouring out.
- Place funnel on the oil and remove your finger quickly from the opening, letting the batter to come out of the funnel opening. Make a circle with the batter coming out of the funnel and continue to make circular motions towards the centre of the circle until you get the desired funnel cake shape. Make sure to stop pouring the batter once the funnel cake shape is formed.
- Cook for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat and place on paper towels.
- Mix together some icing sugar and cinnamon according to taste, and sprinkle on top of the funnel cakes.