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The county fair: 4-H, fresh lemonade, and funnel cakes!

At a glance

About 8 cakes


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  • 6 cups vegetable oil or 6 cups shortening, for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat the oil to 375°F in a deep fryer, or a deep, heavy pan with sides at least 3" deep.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the milk and eggs. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Stir into the egg mixture until smooth. Pour 1 cup of batter into the dispenser.
  4. Start from the center of the hot oil and, in a swirling motion, pour batter in concentric and overlapping circles to make a 6" or 7" round.
  5. Fry cake on both sides, until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining batter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.