A cherished tradition and my favorite fair or festival snack!
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/3 cups flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Confectioners' sugar (for dusting on top)
Combine egg and milk and set aside. Sift sugar, flour, salt, and
baking powder together, then add egg and milk mixture. Beat until
In a large pot, heat oil to 375°F. Pour batter into a funnel, keeping
tip of funnel closed. Hold funnel over hot oil and put tip of a
finger over funnel's spout. Remove finger and allow batter to drop
into oil (about 1/4 cup of batter at a time). Make swirls from the
center out in a circular shape.
Deep-fry cake until golden brown, turning once. Remove cake from oil
and drain on paper toweling. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and
serve warm. Repeat process with remaining batter. Yield varies
depending on the size of the funnel cakes.