Combine 1 ¼ cups plain flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¾ teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside. Beat 1 egg in a medium-sized mixing bowl, and add ¾ cup milk to the beaten egg. Add dry ingredients to the milk and egg mixture. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Heat 1 inch of peanut oil to 350 degrees in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Cover bottom of a funnel with your finger. Pour ¼ cup to ½ cup batter into funnel. (I found that ½ cup of batter makes a better design.) Hold funnel over center of pot of heated oil. Remove finger from funnel end to release batter into hot oil. Move funnel in a slow circular motion to form a spiral, beginning at the center and moving outward. Fry 2 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on rack, or on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, and move to serving dish while warm. Place blueberry or strawberry sauce alongside. Enjoy!!! --Betty
Think you need to wait till the county fair or summer carnival to sample the delicious old-fashioned funnel cakes? Then this recipe will surely help you enjoy the cake whenever, wherever you want. This may not be exactly free of calories, but then it's darn delicious, which makes it worth it. Watch the video recipe to learn more about this dish.