Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Funnel Cakes

No need for a catchy title...Funnel Cake says it all doesn't it? There is something irresistible about these fried dough treats, especially served with strawberries and ice cream. You need not go to the fair anymore to enjoy this treat, because they are so simple to make at home.


1 cup water
8 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
pinch salt
1 1/4 cup flour
4 eggs
2 yolks
Vegetable oil, for frying

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 a bowl and beat eggs in, 1 at a time, completely blending each egg before adding another. Dough should be smooth. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan. Spoon dough into a pastry bag with a round tip and pipe dough into oil. Fry until golden, make sure you turn it. Remove cake from oil, drain.

1 comment:

Reeni said...

I love funnel cakes!! These looks so yummy, Sara!