Making Funnel Cake with a Stand Mixer
Funnel cake is a classic dessert that is enjoyed by many people around the world. It’s a deep-fried dough topped with powdered sugar and other toppings of your choice. It’s a popular treat at fairs, carnivals, and festivals, but it can be made at home with a stand mixer. Here’s how to make funnel cake with a stand mixer.
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 cup whole milk
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• Vegetable oil for frying
• Powdered sugar, for serving
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2. Add the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix on low speed until the ingredients are just combined.
3. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer to 375°F.
4. Using a spoon or a funnel cake maker, drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, flipping the cakes once during cooking.
5. Remove the funnel cakes from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
6. Sprinkle the funnel cakes with powdered sugar and serve.
Making funnel cakes with a stand mixer is a quick and easy way to enjoy this classic treat at home. With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious homemade funnel cakes. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: What ingredients do I need to make funnel cake?
Answer: You will need all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Optional ingredients include nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
FAQ 2: Can I make funnel cake without a stand mixer?
Answer: Yes, you can make funnel cake without a stand mixer. You can use a whisk or a handheld electric mixer to mix the batter.
FAQ 3: How long do I need to cook the funnel cake?
Answer: The funnel cake should be cooked for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
FAQ 4: Can I use an alternative to vegetable oil?
Answer: Yes, you can substitute vegetable oil with another type of oil such as canola oil, sunflower oil, or coconut oil.
FAQ 5: Can I make the batter ahead of time?
Answer: Yes, you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days before using it.