Funnel cake

Funnel cake

A name which arouses curiosity and a cake which looks so unique that even the most discerning foodie will not be able to resist one bite of it ! The first (ahem!) bite reminds you of a sugar donut…same principal,deep fried flour batter,dusted with powdered sugar,quite scrumptious ! I first tasted this sugar confection while strolling down a theme park and the locals were clamouring for it…Now something that has such a long queue waiting for it,just needs to be looked into, experimented with, savoured and shared…sigghhh the sacrifices that I make for R&D ;)))…well,all I can say is, it is a taste worth experiencing and it looks really very fascinating,nothing like what you and I would call a ‘cake’,that’s for sure !!!

Funnel cake

Like donuts,you can change the toppings to taste,this one was served with a drizzle of chocolate sauce,the other options were honey,caramel sauce,blueberry sauce and strawberry sauce…with the icing sugar,of course !

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  • 1. In a large bowl,beat the eggs
  • 2. Add to the eggs,milk,water and vanilla essence and mix until well combined
  • 3. Combine in another bowl the flour,baking powder,sugar and salt
  • 4. Now,whisk it gently into the egg mixture to avoid lumps in the batter
  • 5. Mix until you get a smooth batter
  • 6. Heat oil in a deep dish
  • 7. Drop a cube of bread in,if it turns golden,the oil is hot enough for deep frying
  • 8. Cover the bottom of the funnel with your finger and ladle about half a cup of batter into the funnel
  • 9. Now position it high above the oil ,release your finger and move funnel in a spiral motion until all the batter is used up...Repeat for the remaining batter.
  • 10. Same technique as making jalebis,i guess !
  • 11. Fry for 2 mts on both sides until golden.
  • 12. Remove and drain on paper towels
  • 13. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.
  • 14. I would love to see a pic of your funnel cake when you make it...maybe we could also call it 'tunnel cake' for little boys,certainly reminds me of tunnels and mazes !!!

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Shanthini Rajkumar