Thursday, January 12, 2012

Did someone say "State Fair"?

When I think of the state fair I think of hot, sweaty crowds of people wearing fanny packs and Zubaz.  Some people really dig the fair.  I will admit, I can handle it in small doses at the right times.  One great thing about the fair is all the FOOD!  (Deep-fried food to boot!)

This recipe is inspired by The Great Minnesota Get Together... Funnel Cakes!

What you need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
What to do:
1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat eggs and milk.
2. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and beat with electric mixer until smooth.
3.  Heat oil over medium heat in a small frying pan.
4.  You may either put the batter in a funnel (hold finger over bottom opening) or put the batter into a ziplock bag and cut off the corner (this would be equivalent to a pastry bag). 
5.  Hod funnel/bag over hot oil, starting in the center begin releasing the batter into a swirling pattern.
6. Fry until golden.  Flip over with tongs to fry the other side.
7. Put it on a plate and let it cool slightly.  Add toppings of your choice.  I used powdered sugar and chocolate syrup. 

When I made this, I halved the recipe and still got about 8-10 funnel cakes.  You can also use a larger pan to make larger cakes.
My partner in crime= one happy guy!