Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Funnel Cakes

I have to tell you guys something. I love Fair Food. All that junky stuff you eat at carnivals and fairs.....I love it. Foot long corn dogs? Yep. Cotton Candy? Gimme! Big ole corn on the cobs slathered in butter? Come to mama!!! And yes...even funnel cakes. Those swirly circles of fried dough dusted with powdered sugar....I can do some damage. So I decided to make my own here at home and guess what? They’re super good! I used a basic pancake batter from a mix and fried the cakes in oil and ta-da!!! The trick is to keep your oil level up so the batter has something to float on...otherwise you’ll have just some funky looking pancakes in the bottom of your skillet. Super fun little treat once in a while when you need something to entertain the family!

Funnel Cakes 
Oil for frying ~ I used about 2 cups in a small skillet
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Heat your oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
In a medium bowl, combine the Bisquick, milk and egg until well blended.
Pour into a squeeze bottle. (Or you can use a spouted container but I highly recommend the squeeze bottle. They’re pretty inexpensive at Hobby Lobby or Walmart and are reusable.)
When oil is to the right temp, squeeze some batter in a circular motion close to the oil. I made my cakes about 4 inches in diameter.
Fry cakes for about 30 seconds on each side then transfer with a large slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
Dust with powdered sugar....I do both sides...because I can!
This makes about 10 4-5 inch cakes but you can halve the recipe very easily.

Who wants some fair food?? Let's go!

Mix together the Bisquick, milk and egg until smooth.

Pour batter into a squeeze bottle.

Then swirl into the hot...but not TOO hot...oil. Cook for 30 seconds on each side.

Drain on paper towels then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Very yummy, guys!


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