Monday, October 3, 2016

Funnel Cake/Carnival Funnel Cake

After a month of blogging marathon, we are back to our routine three day's of blogging. Hope you all enjoyed thoroughly the last month protein rich foods. And this week's blogging marathon goes for 'Do either US states sweets or Indian states sweets. Though i want to make some Indian regional sweets, i couldnt stop myself to dish out some interesting US states sweets. When i was googling to know some regional American desserts, this funnel cake caught immediately my attention. While going through the recipe, i found that this cake calls for frying and the gadget used for making this dangerously addictive funnel cake is Funnel. Funnel is a tube or a pipe with a wide top and narrow bottom which is usually used to pour liquid or powder into a small opening.

American Funnel Cake,Carnival Funnel Cake

This funnel cake is a Regional food which is quite popular in North America especially in Pennsylvania during carnivals, fairs, sporting events and many more events. Coming to this Funnel cake, this cakes are made by pouring batter into hot oil in a circle pattern hence this cakes calls for deep frying. Served plain with powdered sugar, most of the time this deep fried cake can also be served with jam, chocolate sauce, fresh fruits, jelly or else with few more interesting toppings. I followed Paula Deen's Funnel Cake and we just loved it.

American Funnel Cake, Fried Funnel Cake

2cups All purpose flour
2cups Milk
1tsp Vanilla extract
1 Egg (beaten)
1/2tsp Salt
1tsp Baking powder
2tbsp Sugar
4tbsp Melted butter
Powdered sugar (for topping)
Oil for deep-frying

Beat the milk, egg, vanilla in a bowl. Take the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar in a large bowl.

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, beat the mixture until it turns a smooth batter.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying.

Fold in the melted butter, pour the batter into a funnel or a squeeze bottle, if you are using funnel, using your index finger stop the follow of the batter through the hole.

Funnel Cake, Fried Cake

Bring the funnel over the hot oil, release the finger and move the funnel in circle to create round shaped cakes.

Fry on both sides until this funnel cake turns golden brown and puffed.

Sprinkle the powdered sugar on the top and serve immediately.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#69


Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

That is an interesting shaped fried cake. I am looking forward to your other sweets in the series.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Funnel cake sounds interesting..reminds me our Indian jalebi..fantastic pick.

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

wow...funnel cake looks so so tempting, you have made it perfectly.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I remember seeing this in so many cooking shows. Yours have come out perfect..

Hiba abbas said... Reply To This Comment

This is something similar to the ones we have in kerala bakeries. Done nicely

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting fried cake there!!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a popular carnival food. Your homemade version looks just as good or even better.