It is officially Caruthers Fair time. And anyone who goes to the Caruthers Fair knows just how important the funnel cake booth is! Funnel cake is a fair-time tradition for more than just Caruther-ians. The aroma of the fried batter brings back nostalgic memories for anyone who gets a waft of it up there nose. Below is a funnel cake recipe I am partial to. I hope you enjoy it too!
8 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
In a deep-fryer, or heavy skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat milk and eggs together. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the egg mixture until smooth. While covering the funnel hole with one hand, pour in 1 cup of batter. Start from the center in a swirling motion to make a 6 or 7 inch round. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.
**You can also serve with a fruit syrup/fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries! **