F is for Funnel Cakes

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Summer just wouldn’t be summer without fairs and funnel cakes. In Harlan, we have the Poke Sallet Festival every summer. Funnel Cakes at the Poke Sallet festival are $5.00 each. For our family of we would have to pay a minimum of $35.00 for everyone to have their own Funnel Cake. That’s a lot of money!

It’s a lot smarter to learn how to make homemade funnel cakes at home – you’ll be so glad you did! And these are soooo yummy!

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So we go and enjoy the free festivities and come home… and I make Funnel Cakes.

Melissa’s Homemade Funnel Cakes

  • 8 cups of oil {for frying}
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar {for garnish}

In a deep fryer or large deep pan, heat oil to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, milk and eggs until just combined. Don’t over mix. The batter will be a little lumpy.

To fry the funnel cakes you can either carefully pour the batter from a mixing cup, a special funnel cake pitcher, or from a regular funnel {covering the bottom with your finger until you’re ready for the batter to drop into the oil}. Be careful to not splash yourself with oil! You are going to pour the batter in a swirling motion, criss-crossing the batter, making roughly a 5 – 6 inch circle. Fry on both sides until golden brown.

Drain onto a paper towel and generously cover with sifted powder sugar. Serve while still warm.

Note: A few years ago I purchased this Funnel Cake Starter Kit, which comes with a pitcher, a ring, and a pair of tongs. The pitcher really makes pouring the batter easier.



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