Funnel Festive Time


Funnel Cake

Funnel cakes date back to medieval Arabic and Persian times. German immigrants brought the yeast-risen “drechter kuche,”  or funnel cake to America around 1879. Whenever I think of a festive time, I think of food.  One of those foods is funnel cake.  My secret to perfect funnel cakes is pancake mix.

Get out a heavy skillet.  Pour approximately 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil into the skillet. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.  Get a box of your favorite pancake mix.  Follow the directions. Pour the batter through a funnel into the skillet with a circular motion.  Fry to a golden caramel brown color.  When done they will float to the top of the skillet. Take your cakes out of the skillet and drain on a wire rack.  While still warm sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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