funnel cake recipe?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ams3651, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    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.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    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.
     
  3. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
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  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funnel Cake
    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
    Show: Good Eats Episode: Choux Shine

    Ingredients
    · 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

    Directions
    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.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:this is Pennsylvania, here, funnel cakes are not just pancakes [​IMG]

    Thanks BettyR, I will try that one. [​IMG]
     
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your welcome...hope you enjoy it...we loved it!!!
     

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