funnel cake recipe?


12 Years
Jan 23, 2008
Ive seen recipes for them using Bisquick (sacrilegious!) and strange things. Ive had them all my life but its not fair/church picnic/amusement park season. ANyone have a recipe theyve tried and know is good? I once got a 100 year old Pa Dutch recipe book from the library, sounds like Im gonna have to get it again.
The family of a close friend of mine ran a funnel cake stand at the fair. They just used plain old pancake mix fried in hot oil. It was great. That's all funnel cakes are - pancake mix deep fat fried.
Funnel Cake
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats Episode: Choux Shine

· 1 cup water
· 3/4 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

Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball.
Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer 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 1/2 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, and top with powdered sugar. Continue until all of the batter is used.
this is Pennsylvania, here, funnel cakes are not just pancakes

Thanks BettyR, I will try that one.

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