If there a quick and super easy recipe that every kids would craze about, it’s the simple funnel cake that we all indulge at the fairground or festival. Greasy, sweet yet appealing are all we should remember.
Making funnel cake can’t be super easy and no, you don’t need a funnel for that. You can use anything from a peri bottle to piping bag and just drizzle the batter into hot oil.
Recipe is based on 1:1 ratio of egg and flour. Baking powder are added to help them fluff and crispy. The only varying ingredient is milk, which approximately two third to a cup depend on how your flour react. Start with mixing a half cup of milk then increasing gradually til the batter is thin enough to pipe/drip but not too runny.
I left the oil for deep fry blank so you can customize depend on the sauce pan being used with. In the video, I just used a small skillet with enough oil to deep fry small size ~6 inches cake. This is perfect portion for our family, but if you want ginormous like the fair, just use a larger pan.
Customizing wise, I think I could change the extract for different flavor. It’s always Vanilla for the basic, but I’ve used mango, strawberry, green tea…and they all come out great. Food color? They [the cakes] are going to be yellow tint from deep frying any way, I could make the color deeper but not much on the pastel line.
Shape wise, they can be anything you want, from drizzling, funneling (tradition way), dipping, pouring in, coating other stuff inside?… all work out well enough.
It’s really fun, try it, and let the kids enjoy as snacks or on a day out.
Recipe for Funnel cake
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 25 g sugar
- ⅔ cup milk
- oil for deep fry
Decorative & Optional
- ½ tsp flavor extract
- fresh fruits
- powdered sugar
- whipped cream
- chocolate syrup
- Crack the egg, add pinch of salt, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract. Combine and mix them good.
- Sift in the flour, add milk and mix.
- Warm a saucepan/pot or deep fryer then add in deep-frying oil.
- When oil is hot, pour batter through a funnel/slotted spoon or use a dripping bottles to create the ribbon effect and scattering the batter in hot oil.
- When bottom side is lightly gold, turn to the other side to continue frying.
- When done, transfer to dripping tray/parchement paper.
- (Optional) Sprinkle some powderred sugar, drizzle chocolate syrup or top with whipped cream and fresh fruits.
- Indulge your kids and yourself while these are hot and crispy