Funnel Cake Recipe
1 cup water
3/4 stick butter (6 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
4 large eggs plus 2 whites
Canola oil, for frying or Vegetable
Powdered sugar garnish for the top
Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely mixed in before continuing. Add all egg and beat until mixture is smooth. If it's too thick add a little more water. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan on medium heat or until placing a drip of batter into the oil starts to sizzle.
Place your index finger over the bottom of the funnel, pour the batter into the funnel, be careful not to have it too high so batter doesn't splatter. In a circular effect spiral the batter in a round formation.
Fry on one side around a minute, flip with a spatula. Remove cake from oil, drain on paper towels, and top with powdered sugar. Best eaten while warm. If your are transporting the batter keep it cold but it can be made ahead of time. These are always a hint at any event especially here in the south!
For other topping suggestions, use a mixture of cinnamon and sugar or sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips let them melt on them while hot.