View Full Version : I made funnel cake!!!

10-23-2008, 02:54 AM

I sure did. I used Alton Brown's recipe, same recipe I use when I make cream puffs or eclairs. It was so easy and they are just like the cakes I get at the fair. I fried them up in my wok so I didn't have to use too much oil and made different sizes. The plate sized ones are nice.... but little bite sized are way better.

Great fun. I suggest everyone tries it.

Here's the link to the recipe I used. Hope it's ok to post.


10-23-2008, 03:56 AM
Dude! I haven't had funnel cake in years!

Oh, wait--the last time I deep fried I set the house on fire. Mail me some?

10-23-2008, 11:27 PM
Wow, that's different. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. What is the tradition with this cake?

They do like churros though. (A Portuguese/Spanish fried-dough pastry-based snacks made mostly at funfairs. They are also made from potatoe dough sometimes. See picture below to see)


Mmm I like them with cinammon and sometimes with chocolate inside.


Sorry to ruin your thread, but they do look similiar. :D

Jersey Chick
10-23-2008, 11:29 PM
Funnel cake :drool:

10-24-2008, 12:26 AM
Cool Capt. I think the difference in the recipes have to do with the batter being basically tasteless. :D

I've seen Churros, but never fresh ones. Never thought to make my own....... I will have to find a recipe. And then I will need to find a gym. :D

10-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Any kind of fried dough is fantastic.

I was raised on funnel cakes, but because of the local Italian populace, we also had zeppole - fried dough balls served with powdered sugar or red sauce(!)

Churros are fantastic as well, mostly for the sugar/cinnamon coating. Cleaner than powdered sugar.

Then there's my wife's recipe I have yet to try - bolinho de chuva (rain balls). I imagine it's more of the same heaven as all the others.

Jersey Chick
10-24-2008, 09:36 PM
zeppole! :drool:

There's a street fair held near here (in October and late May/early June) and the zeppole are one of the reasons for going... mmmmmm

10-27-2008, 06:26 PM
Tiny Terror,

Thanks so much for sharing this! I never even thought about trying to make it. Now, I will. :D