funnel cakes!

These homemade funnel cakes are one of my favourite desserts. You really can't go wrong with fried dough topped with powdered sugar, sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/4 C milk
1 egg
4 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
icing sugar for dusting
vegetable oil for frying
toppings: sliced fruit, berries, whipped cream, ice cream

1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl whisk milk, egg and sugar together. Add flour mixture to egg mixture until there are no lumps (but do not over mix). Test consistency: it should be thin enough to run through a funnel, but not watery.

2. Heat oil to 370 degrees. Place batter in a funnel and cover the opening with your finger. Hold the funnel about an inch from the oil and remove your finger to allow the batter to flow into the oil. Swirl and spiral the funnel to make a circular pattern. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

3. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel or rack. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

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