Tuesday Treats: Funnel Cakes

It’s September. The Great State Fair of Oklahoma opens in two days! Y’all know what that means, right? Of course you do! FAIR FOOD! And funnel cakes are right at the top of my list.

Prep and Cook Time: 45 min.
Servings: Makes 12

Skip the fair but not the fair food when you follow this recipe for Homemade Funnel Cakes! Learn how to make this crispy treat today!

What You Need
1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 egg s
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
oil, for frying
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Let’s Make It
1 – Sift flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda into large mixing bowl; set aside. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla in bowl with whisk until blended. Add to flour mixture; mix well.

2 – Heat about 3 inches oil to 375°F in large saucepan or deep fryer. Slowly pour about 3 Tbsp. batter into hot oil in a free-form lattice pattern. Cook 30 sec. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Drain funnel cake on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter, allowing oil to return to 375°F between batches.

3 – Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Make it Easy: Use a plastic squeeze bottle to pour the batter into the hot oil. Cut the tip wide enough to form a steady stream of batter for shaping the funnel cakes. (Or you can use a cookie press with an icing tip.)

Tip 2 – Cooking Know-How: Be sure to use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. Frying at too low a temperature will cause the funnel cakes to absorb too much oil, while too high a temperature will cause burning.

You can get all the nutritional details by CLICKING HERE. The good news is, these yummy treats are only 150 calories each. Along with the Great State Fair of Oklahoma, there’s also this big state fair down in Texas, which Celie Monaghan, the heroine of BLOOD & FIRE (A Moonstruck Wolf Novel) goes to every year. She also learned how to make them once she discovered her alpha Wolf mate Rhys Kendric had a sweet tooth. You can read their updated story for free with Kindle Unlimited or buy it for $2.99. Just click on the cover or the title to zip on over to claim your copy.

What about y’all? Do you like to go to the fair? What’s your favorite fair food? Whether you go or not! 😋


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Funnel Cakes

  1. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had funnel cakes. They sound yummy, but I just haven’t been anywhere they were. Weird. The last time I was at a state fair was 1999 – the Michigan State Fair in Detroit. Actually, that was the only time I went to a state fair. I guess I was never a state fair kind of gal. And now I’m a hermit, so the chances of going are nil. Thanks for the recipe, though!

    And I love love love this book!

    • Silver James says:

      And this book love love loves you! 😉 And yeah, funnel cakes are totally easy to do and really yummy. Thing is, you have to eat them hot! Refrigerate the batter if you’re only make a couple for you and Hubs. They don’t reheat well (get either too crispy or rubbery) and cold, they’re just…blah and a little…chewy.

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