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whats a funnel cake?

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    dont think me stupid but whats a funnel cake?? Ive never heard of one before
     
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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.
     
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    Ive never had one either :/ what do they taste like Isafari? In UK terms I can understand :lol:
     
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    well.....I'm not the biggest fan of funnel cake.....they are like a tough, thin doughnut to me :ashamed008:
     
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    sugar covered deepfried wormy stale donut
     
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    hmmmmm it's not SOUNDING that good :lol: I guess I'll have to try one just to see
     
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    :lol: well that's one way to describe it :lol: did it taste nice though :D
     
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    Lisa says Nooo
     
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    Looks like a coronary on a plate. :lol:
     
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    would go well with Dianes chocolate bacon embolism then
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Diane, do you have any idea what you have just done to my waistline? :lol::lol:
     
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    My arteries are constricting just looking at it. :lol:
     
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    You gonna try one in a couple of weeks then?
     
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    :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!!!
     
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    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
     
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    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:

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

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