After Labor Day, fair season is in full swing, which means it's time for caramel apples, cotton candy, and corn dogs.
If your Tilt-A-Whirl days are over, however, there is no reason for you to forego all the fried deliciousness. Not when the king of fair cuisine
The Pennsylvania Dutch are likely the originators of the American-style funnel cake, which is a delicately sweetened
At state fairs, funnel cakes are enormous, paper-plate-sized confections prepared by pouring batter from a funnel over hot oil in a spiraling pattern.
Traditional funnel cake recipes call for a fairly standard batter consisting of flour, eggs, sugar, milk, baking soda or baking powder
but I've discovered that "complete" buttermilk pancake mix (look for brands that only require the addition of water) makes fantastic funnel cakes
In fact, these boxed mixtures contain little more than flour, powdered eggs and milk, sugar, and leavening agents.
. If your batter is too thin or watery, you will end up with a massive mess that distributes and does not stick together.