There are certain things that I associate with summer, that have just become a right of passage during these short 3 months. Swimming, watching Dirty Dancing, camping, making S’mores and funnel cakes!
When the Bearded Man and I were dating, we used to split funnel cakes at the Fair. Back then, I was still putting on airs, and acting like I couldn’t eat half a pizza at once. So yea, we’d split food, and I’d act all full, and then go home and raid the fridge. Now that he’s stuck with me for life, I’m not sharing my funnel cake with anybody.
Since we have a large-ish family now, I’d have a conniption if we had to pay 5 dollars a pop for funnel cakes. It’s just not happening. Thankfully they are very fast and easy to make at home! This was the perfect end to a fun weekend!
Homemade Funnel Cakes
-1 1/2 cups milk
-3 Tablespoons sugar
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
Fill a large round frying pan with vegetable oil, making the oil about 2 inches deep. Turn heat to medium, and allow oil to heat to 360 degrees.
Whisk eggs, milk and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk until combined.
Measure 1/2 cup of batter into a funnel, covering the hole of the funnel with your finger.
Place your funnel over the hot oil and remove your finger. As batter runs into the oil, make a circle with designs in the middle, connecting everything together. I had fun with this part!
Fry about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Using tongs, carefully flip and fry for 1 more minute.
Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and continue with the rest of the batter.
Sprinkle powdered sugar and strawberries over the funnel cakes.
This was one happy little redhead!
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Recipe credit: http://www.handletheheat.com/homemade-funnel-cakes/
Photos and wording my own.