My friend Murr, (I call her friend even though we've only met online) mentioned funnel cakes in her last post. In the comment section, in a reply to someone.
She wasn't sure what they were and I had no idea either although the name is familiar; I've read about them in novels and on blogs.
So I went to visit Mr Google and found a recipe and some pictures.
And here they are: Funnel Cakes
2 eggs 1 cup 2% milk
1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for deep fat frying confectioner's sugar for dusting
1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add milk, water and vanilla extract, mix until well blended.
In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat into egg mixture until smooth.
2. Cover the bottom of a funnel with your (hopefully clean) finger, ladle 1/2 a cup of batter into funnel.
Hold funnel several inches above hot oil, release your finger, move funnel in a spiral motion until all batter is released, scraping with spatula if needed.
3. Fry 2 minutes each side until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioner's sugar. That's icing sugar for all us Aussies.
And all-purpose flour is what we call plain flour.
Some people are so clever they can make snowflake funnel cakes