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eeyoreguy
31-07-2008, 11:56 AM
dont think me stupid but whats a funnel cake?? Ive never heard of one before

Isafari
31-07-2008, 12:00 PM
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Funnel cakes are made by pouring batter through a funnel into hot oil in a circular pattern and deep frying it until golden-brown.

Often folk have them with a fruit syrup on them too.....and ice cream.

1 cup water
3/4 stick butter (6 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup eggs, about 4 large eggs and 2 whites
Vegetable oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for topping

Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely incorporated before continuing. Once all eggs have been added and mixture is smooth, put dough in a piping bag fitted with a number 12 tip. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan. Pipe dough into oil, making a free-form lattice pattern; cook until browned, flipping once. Remove cake from oil, drain on paper towels, and top with powdered sugar. Continue until all of the batter is used.

keith
31-07-2008, 12:01 PM
Ive never had one either :/ what do they taste like Isafari? In UK terms I can understand :lol:

Isafari
31-07-2008, 12:04 PM
well.....I'm not the biggest fan of funnel cake.....they are like a tough, thin doughnut to me :ashamed008:

Skywatcher
31-07-2008, 12:04 PM
sugar covered deepfried wormy stale donut

keith
31-07-2008, 12:05 PM
hmmmmm it's not SOUNDING that good :lol: I guess I'll have to try one just to see

Wendy
31-07-2008, 12:05 PM
sugar covered deepfried wormy stale donut

:lol: well that's one way to describe it :lol: did it taste nice though :D

Skywatcher
31-07-2008, 12:11 PM
:lol: well that's one way to describe it :lol: did it taste nice though :D


Lisa says Nooo

Dawn
31-07-2008, 12:16 PM
Looks like a coronary on a plate. :lol:

Skywatcher
31-07-2008, 12:17 PM
would go well with Dianes chocolate bacon embolism then

keith
31-07-2008, 12:17 PM
Looks like a coronary on a plate. :lol:

:rofl:

Tinkerbell
31-07-2008, 12:18 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x93/IsafariUK/images-9.jpg

Funnel cakes are made by pouring batter through a funnel into hot oil in a circular pattern and deep frying it until golden-brown.

Often folk have them with a fruit syrup on them too.....and ice cream.

1 cup water
3/4 stick butter (6 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup eggs, about 4 large eggs and 2 whites
Vegetable oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for topping

Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely incorporated before continuing. Once all eggs have been added and mixture is smooth, put dough in a piping bag fitted with a number 12 tip. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan. Pipe dough into oil, making a free-form lattice pattern; cook until browned, flipping once. Remove cake from oil, drain on paper towels, and top with powdered sugar. Continue until all of the batter is used.

Diane, do you have any idea what you have just done to my waistline? :lol::lol:

Dawn
31-07-2008, 12:21 PM
My arteries are constricting just looking at it. :lol:

Isafari
31-07-2008, 12:49 PM
Diane, do you have any idea what you have just done to my waistline? :lol::lol:

You gonna try one in a couple of weeks then?

Tinkerbell
31-07-2008, 12:55 PM
You gonna try one in a couple of weeks then?

:p015: It's almost a tradition for us, Blizzard Beach = Funnel Cakes. The plan is always we are to go for 2 between 4 of us, guess what we always end up with? Yup 1 each :lol:

But, now I can make them at home too!!!

Shellyamc
31-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Do you have fried bread dough in the UK? I'm thinking no..but they are very much like that :p015:

I don't know how else to explain it

Isafari
31-07-2008, 01:00 PM
:p015: It's almost a tradition for us, Blizzard Beach = Funnel Cakes. The plan is always we are to go for 2 between 4 of us, guess what we always end up with? Yup 1 each :lol:

But, now I can make them at home too!!!

Dh has had them a couple of times .... in fact the first time he tried one, I got one too. That was my last funnel cake. :lol:


Do you have fried bread dough in the UK? I'm thinking no..but they are very much like that :p015:

I don't know how else to explain it

I'm not a great cook but I don't think we do Shelly. :confused: Do you like funnel cakes then?

Johnie
31-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Funnel cakes are ok if they are fresh. They are messy. You can also add all kinds of toppings like strawberries, chocolate, etc to the top. I prefer the sugar. We had one at the beach a few weeks ago when we were watching all the Elvis'.

I wouldn't get one at WDW, there are too many other yummy treats.

Taja
31-07-2008, 04:17 PM
As Johnie said, they need to be freshly made and hot to taste good. Otherwise they taste like fried stale bread topped with powdered sugar or other selected topings.

Strongly recommend purchasing one and sharing it to try it. They're a pretty good size. I can manage half of one if I'm really hungry--and I love carbs! :lol:

lisaw
31-07-2008, 07:39 PM
I had one at BG, the batter bit was OK but the amount of chocolate sauce they put on top made it virtually inedible - and that's coming from someone who doesn't normally have a problem with chocolate :D

Ursula
31-07-2008, 07:52 PM
We had ours at Blizzard Beach and they were hot and yummy. They taste like crispy doughnuts... if you like hot crispy yum yums you'll love these!

mumof2
31-07-2008, 08:08 PM
mmm yeah, we tried one with chocolate on if i remember correctly - we did share it between four of us, couldn't have managed (or wanted to manage) a whole one!

josh.p.
31-07-2008, 09:13 PM
I think they are O.K.

Dad and Ray got one and I shared my dads... the coating was nice, ray got chocolate and it wasn't so nice.

Shellyamc
31-07-2008, 11:33 PM
I'm not a great cook but I don't think we do Shelly. :confused: Do you like funnel cakes then?


Not so much honestly. I do like fried bread dough like my Nana makes it, but funnel cakes are usually way too greasy for me. My tummy isn't into that so much :oops:

Tink
01-08-2008, 01:00 AM
Icky things. They are a bit of a cross between a doughnut batter and a pancake batter as far as I am concerned. Not nice. :nono:

Fried bread dough, now that's another matter. Mama used to make the best! It's (her's anyway) was white bread dough (homemade) and she'd break off bits, flatten it between her palms and then slip it into wicked hot oil. When it cooks it puffs and gurns golden. The edges stay lighter. I liked them just as they were, but my siblings liked sugar and cinammon on them, or jam/preserves. Da liked butter on them. They were only good hot though. Nothing at all like funnel cakes.

Johnie
01-08-2008, 01:10 AM
I had to make Indian fry bread for a class years ago. My mom's best friend is from the Mattopani tribe and she gave me a recipe. Omg I had such a time with it. She then tells me it is just as easy to take biscuit dough and drop it in the hot oil for a bit :lol: that would have been a whole lot easier and less messy!

Ursula
01-08-2008, 01:10 AM
That's obviously an American thing cos never ever heard of or had fried bread dough.

Johnie
01-08-2008, 01:11 AM
The Chinese do it too. They call it chinese doughtnuts.

Tink
01-08-2008, 01:14 AM
Chinese doughnuts are nasty. :(

My Grandmother used to fry biscuits. Not too sure I liked them very well.

I think you might like it Helly. :yes: They are soft and light and warm. Nice! (I'm sorry you still hurt when you laugh. :hug1: ) :(

Ursula
01-08-2008, 01:17 AM
Lol.. I'm sorry too.... plus I still gotta sleep somewhat upright... tried lying down and thought it was going to be ok but it wasn't. Sorry for the hijack :( X

Tink
01-08-2008, 01:18 AM
:hug1: Hope it heals up! Enough now. Time for you to be able to move around and do what you please. :hug1:

Johnie
01-08-2008, 01:23 AM
:hug2: hope you feel better Helly!

I had to sleep in a recliner for a month after surgery once.

Tinker
01-08-2008, 02:49 AM
Hope you feel better real soon Cruella . :hug2:
Shelly , I agree, my belly doesn't handle the funnel cake very well either, but they are yummy with lots of powdered sugar . I have a small piece when Jim gets one .

Shellyamc
01-08-2008, 04:39 AM
Shelly , I agree, my belly doesn't handle the funnel cake very well either, but they are yummy with lots of powdered sugar . I have a small piece when Jim gets one .


I do the same thing to Dh.:yes: I'm ok with most things, but it seems after Katelyn my inner workings have changed a little bit :rolleyes008: