Crais' World Famous Funnel Cakes Recipe

Remember, cooking with hot oil can be dangerous. Kids should only cook this recipe with adult supervision.


3 to 4 cups of flour

3 eggs

2 cups milk

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

powdered sugar for topping

vegetable oil for deep frying

Heat the oil to 375 degrees. Beat the eggs, then add the sugar and milk. Sift 2 cups of flour, the salt, and the baking powder and add to the milk, sugar, and egg mixture. Mix while adding more flour until the batter is smooth and not too thick. The funnel should have an opening of at least 1/2 inch and be able to hold around a cup of batter. Put your finger over the bottom and add about a cup of batter. Remove your finger and allow the batter to pour into the center of the oil. Be careful, the oil may splash!

Gradually swirl the batter outward in a circular motion, or crisscross back and forth to make a cake about 7 or 8 inches round. Check it with a pair of tongs and turn it when the bottom becomes golden brown. When both sides are done, remove with tongs and let it drip on a paper towel. Funnel cakes are often served with powdered sugar on top. You could also use molasses, maple syrup, or fruit preserves. Food cubes are not recommended.



Bialar Crais



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