These homemade funnel cakes are awesome! No need to travel to the amusement parks or fair to get yourself and overpriced funnel cake. You can make them at home!
Growing up visiting theme parks and amusement parks was a fun activity to do with friends and family. And it was so fun to buy funnel cakes, covered in powdered sugar and strawberries. Although they seemed kind of expensive. But isn’t all theme park food expensive?
They are super easy to make at home for a fraction of the cost, and they only require normal everyday ingredients that you probably already have at home.
Add enough oil to a large pot to be 1 to 1.5 inches deep. Set the burner on the stovetop to medium heat and bring the oil temp up to 350 F/176 C. Medium-high heat will heat the oil faster.
Make the batter by whisking together the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate larger bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, water, and vanilla extract.
Mix in the flour mixture half of it at a time until all incorporated and the batter is complete. The consistency will be runny but not as runny as crepe batter and not as thick as American pancake batter.
Pour the batter into a liquid measuring cup. Use a funnel with a diameter spout between 7/16 and 1/2 inches. Place your index finger over the hole of the funnel to plug it up. Pour about 1/2 cup worth of funnel cake batter into the funnel.
Hold your finger and funnel about 1 inch away from the top of the hot oil, remove your finger and allow the batter to drain into the oil. Quickly move the funnel around in circles and zig zags as the batter falls into the oil.
Cook each side of the funnel cake for 45 seconds to 1 and 1/2 minutes. Or until each side is golden brown. Each one will take 3 to 4 minutes in total. Flip it over with tongs to cook the other side. Once done, hold it above the oil to drain for a few seconds then place it on a wire rack to drain and dry and cool for about 5 minutes.
Dust the top with powdered sugar, add fruit, Nutella, strawberry syrup, etc. Then enjoy!
Find the FULL recipe here on my website: https://www.inthekitchenwithmatt.com/funnel-cakes