August 7, 2008

Funnel cake

2 c. milk (1 pint)
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Sifted all-purpose flour
Cooking oil
Confectioner's sugar

In a large bowl, mix milk and eggs. Beat thoroughly. Add vanilla, baking powder and salt, and mix. Beat in enough flour to make a batter the consistency of pancake batter.

Add enough oil to a deep skillet to measure 1 inch deep. Heat until oil is quite hot, about 375 degrees. Pour batter through a funnel into the pan beginning at outside rim edge and working it around gradually to center (cross over the batter here and there to make a spider-web-ish pattern). Fry to a light brown color (like fried dough). Remove with tongs to paper towels for draining.

Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, or serve with maple syrup or cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

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