The Pennsylvania Dutch Treat
There are a few things a beginner at funnel cake making should know.
Do not crowd cakes in the hot fat. Just do a few at a time so the heat of the frying pan is not lessened.
If you are using a regular funnel, be sure the tube opening is at least 5/8″. When using a regular funnel, place your fingertip over the tip of the tube to control the flow.
Practice funneling the dough in your bowl.
Partially fill funnel cake pitcher, hold it over the hot fat and pour to make shapes like sticks, circles, spirals or whatever shape you like.
Fry the cakes on one side, turn and fry on other side until golden brown.
Drain on brown paper.
Dust with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy while still warm.
Funnel Cakes Recipe
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar, if desired
Mix together milk and eggs.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Combine with milk mixture.
Beat to make smooth.
Test dough for proper consistency.
If it runs out of funnel too quickly, it is too thin and needs a little more flour.
If it flows too slowly, it is too thick and needs a little more milk.